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Our Students are bright, curious thinkers of average to superior intelligence with dyslexia, who thrive in small, personalized learning groups. They are in 2nd-6th grade and they do best when multiple teaching modalities are employed (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic.)

Our students typically possess several of these learning strengths:

  • Strong verbal abilities and vivid imaginations.
  • Gifted in music, visual or performing arts, and /or athletics
  • High emotional intelligence, sensitive, empathetic, good people skills
  • Creative, global thinkers, curious, motivated learners
  • Gifted in mechanical abilities and 3-D visual-spatial skills

Our students typically display a cluster of these challenges of dyslexia:

  • Poor reading fluency and comprehension
  • Poor Spelling
  • Dysgraphia (slow, oddly-spaced, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read)
  • Speaking errors, trouble with word precision
  • Sequencing problems (reversals, inversions, transpositions: of thoughts, numbers, words, letters)
  • Difficulty memorizing math facts (like times tables)

Our students often contend with some of these additional challenges:

  • Anxiety and low self-esteem, low self-confidence, often resulting from not being understood in their prior classrooms
  • AD/HD (Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Dyscalculia, a calculation-based learning disorder
  • Overt, or passive, dread of school and homework
  • Very disorganized bedroom, workspace, backpack
  • Poor executive functioning (planning, organization of tasks, time management)