Bridge Educational Services

When your children from hard places struggle to reach their potential in learning, it can be really difficult. But we’re here to support you as you help them learn in public, private, or homeschooling settings.

Does your child struggle with social, emotional, or academic skills?  As you try to help your child reach their educational potential, you may be feeling frustrated, and, at times, hopeless. A standardized approach to learning might not be the best fit for your child.

But there is hope!  Built on the foundation of God’s wise design and the intersection of twenty-first century brain science, Bridge Educational Services provide resources and tutoring to create a learning environment which values the whole child and brings hope to struggling families.

Bridge Educational Services: Creating Bridges from Frustration to Hope

The majority of children adopted or in foster care in the United States fit a common profile. They are older children with cognitive and developmental delays resulting from trauma, neglect, abuse, and/or impermanence.

Once settled into forever families, the challenges of these intellectual and developmental delays persist. Most of the available interventions for these children focus on emotional and behavioral challenges, but increasingly, cognitive development delays largely go unaddressed in traditional school settings.

Bridge Educational Services is ready to help children in public, private, and home school environments to maximize their God-given potential. Bridge Educational Services provides support to families with tools and techniques to equip, empower, and shepherd children academically, relationally, and emotionally. This is achieved through educational screenings, one-on-one educational therapy, and educational consulting. We strive to come alongside families so children get the best education possible.

Bridge Educational Services for Students and Families
Bridge Educational Services for Students and Families
Bridge Screenings

Bridge Educational Services offers an informal achievement and cognitive screening assessment. The screening results can be helpful to parents in highlighting learning challenges or giftedness and to know whether to request a comprehensive psychological or educational evaluation for their child. Bridge Educational Screenings are not meant to replace the complete educational evaluation or diagnose a specific learning difference. The information received from the screening is to help you better understand and help know how your child learns. The screening provides a glimpse into primitive reflexes, cognitive executive functioning skills, and sensory/motor development. This combination of screenings enables us to see how cognitive strengths and weaknesses can impact everyday life and school performance. If Bridge Educational Therapy is requested, a Bridge Plan is created from the assessment that best fits your child’s individual educational needs. The Bridge Plan is a roadmap for compiling the most helpful components to begin the motor-sensory, social-emotional, and cognitive developmental activities with their tutor. Also included is specific guidance regarding special education plans such as IEPs and 504 plans.

Bridge Educational Therapy

Bridge Educational tutors are educational therapists who use a variety of tools, strategies, and techniques proven to build motor-sensory, social-emotional, and cognitive developmental skills which impact learning. Tutors meet weekly, virtually or in-person, in playfully engaging cognitive fitness sessions designed to address the needs of the whole child.

Bridge Consulting

A member of the Bridge educational team will provide support, utilizing the Bridge Assessment and Bridge Plan, to help families as they navigate their child’s educational journey. They will assist with the IEP/504 process, serving as an educational advisor, interruption and understanding special needs diagnosis and educational assessments.


“Bridge Educational Services and our Bridge tutor have been an answer to prayer for our family! After trying countless therapies, educational programs, tutoring, etc, our 8 year old child has benefited most from our time with Bridge Educational Services.

It has given her greater emotional regulation, improved her working memory, and enhanced her processing abilities.

The integration of emotional, physical, and cognitive therapies have been amazingly powerful for our daughter. She loves the books, games, exercises, and manipulatives that my tutor uses and she looks forward to her therapy time every week. My Bridge tutor’s experience, wisdom, intentionality, and patience have been such a gift to us, with the bonus that we’re able to do it all from the convenience of our own home. We are so grateful to Lifeline for offering the support of this invaluable service – it has been a game changer for our child and family as a whole! Thank you, Lifeline and Bridge Educational Services!”

Meet Our Team

In addition to our Lifeline staff listed above, we have trained educational therapists across the United States who tutor students in person or online.
Alaina Oliva
Administrative Coordinator
Ann Maura Hinton
M. Ed., TBRI Practitioner
Program Director – Bridge Educational Services
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Next Steps

Complete the Form

Fill out our inquiry form here and one of Lifeline’s Education Specialists will contact you to schedule an introductory call and complimentary consultation.

Get an Informal Screening

After an introductory call and consultation, we will set up a screening with you and your child. These are a fun and engaging way to assess your child’s needs. They also serve as a basis for establishing your Bridge Plan.

Review Your Plan

The Bridge team will then review the screening and offer you a step-by-step recommendation for an educational plan to meet your child’s unique needs.

Bridge School Program

A Bridge School is a school that understands the influence and impact of trauma and anxiety on student’s social-emotional, cognitive development as well as academic performance. It equips the school with purposeful instructional tools and strategies, to connect, researched-based techniques to address adversity, and academic performance.

A Bridge School equips the school to implement the habits of the mind and soul within the learning community to address the emotional issues that inhibit the teaching and learning process. It strengthens the emotional capacity to create a holistic learning community. Equipped with social-emotional, cognitive focused direction, each spoke drives the school toward a common goal.

Bridge School Overview
Comprehensive Training

The training equips administrators, teachers, students, parents, and other staff.

In-Person and Virtual

Includes convenient and thorough trainings and in-class observations.

Valuable Certification

Certification enables the school to meet unique needs of the children enrolled.

Bridge School Overview

Camp Empower

Kids from hard places may find summer camp a little overwhelming. Where do they fit in? How can they best express themselves? How do they make friends? That’s why Camp Empower, a therapeutic trauma-informed day camp, can be a great fit for children with relational, emotional, or academic differences. Staffed by educators and licensed counselors who implement social-emotional learning and cognitive development, Camp Empower is a great place to be further equipped as a parent, and have fun with your children in the process.

Learn more about Camp Empower
Birmingham, AL

June 13-15, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cary, NC

July 10-12, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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June 19-21, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

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