Talitha Koum Institute

My child, rise up!

Talitha Koum Institute enables children in Waco to receive the best in brain development, particularly if their lives have been affected by toxic stress. Talitha Koum holds an audacious goal to end the “school-to-prison pipeline” in Waco and beyond. TKI’s in-house Nurture Center weaves the evidence-based HighScope® cognitive curriculum with three-and-a-half hours of daily sensorimotor input activities for little ones from 8 weeks through 5 years old. Talitha Koum’s Clinical Director is certified in Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), based on the work of Dr. Bruce Perry of Child Trauma Academy. An NMT Functional Brain Map is developed for each child every six months, which guides the therapeutic interventions, with goals reset each six weeks. Weekly parenting meetings and a kindergarten-to-college mentoring program round out the care. Only 7% of Talitha Koum’s funding comes from a government grant. Fully 74% of TKI funding comes through individuals and companies in Waco and beyond. Volunteers are welcomed and needed for a variety of purposes. A tour is well worth your time!

Talitha Koum Institute

1311 Clay Avenue

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