Claire's Story

Our Beginning of Success

Claire Tietgen was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. As a child, she struggled in school. She was different and did not fit within the traditional framework of public school. Although there were special needs programs in place, they didn’t take into consideration how Claire learned. They just imposed how they wanted her to learn.

After struggling in school for years, and failing nearly every class, Claire took the Kolbe Student Aptitude Assessment. She found her strengths and her parents worked with the school to make accommodations that work for Claire’s personal needs. She went from failing to making A’s/B’s!

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