To encounter a school that does what AG亚博集团 does for children with learning disabilities, your child would need to travel 60 miles beyond the Greater Lehigh Valley.
No other school in our area can offer your child and your family what we offer.
我们的 success with children with learning disabilities begins with very small class sizes. 为什么? 因为我们不想 任何 孩子迷路.
It continues with highly attuned faculty and staff. 为什么? Because we want the right people helping your child.
It culminates with our approach to 学生: “individualized learning” – using the methods and strategies that we’ve developed, 精制, and instituted across the curriculum to reinforce the skills and content we teach. These methods help transform our 学生 into informed self-advocates and eager learners.
Here are some of the research-based methods and strategies we use to reach our 学生 successfully:
我们的 job is to educate 学生 who have not thrived in traditional academic 设置. 我们的 job is also to help them identify what they need to succeed in 任何教室或任何社交场合. 因为我们的班级很小， 我们为我们服务的每一个孩子量身定制教育. 教师接受的培训是识别 the differences among their 学生 and adjust lessons appropriately. 我们甚至 assess children according to their most successful learning methods.
我们的 faculty know full well that what works for one child may not work for another.
在我们进行学术基准测试之前, we evaluate children’s and parents’ understanding of the issues at hand. We help the family take the mystery out of the child’s struggles. Now he or she can answer the questions, “为什么 can’t I read?或“为什么我不能像我的朋友那样拼写??” Once our 学生 and families realistically understand these issues, we begin to promote self-advocacy: educating them to identify – and know how to ask for – what they need to succeed in 任何 classroom or social setting.
我们提供显式的, daily instruction and emphasis on Executive Skills as these skills – the ability to self-regulate, 管理时间, 计划, and organize – are critical to success in all aspects of life, 不仅仅是教室. 我们的 学生 learn to understand what each Executive Skill means, and reflect on those in which they excel and those in which they need to focus. Finally, they learn to apply these new-found skills to themselves.
Designed and developed specifically for 学生 with learning disabilities, EmPOWERTM provides a systematic approach to expository writing, 给予学生写作的框架, 不管他们学习的科目是什么. 无论是写一篇文章, 科学实验报告, 一个读书报告, 或者解决一个文字问题, 学生 know the steps to follow to produce successful results.
The technology component of a AG亚博集团 education is important. We work with a breadth of assistive technology tools and applications like Learning Ally, Snap-and-Read, and Bookshare that have been created to help 学生 work through their challenges. We constantly expand our catalog to meet our 学生’ needs. 另外, all 学生 attend a weekly technology class and have daily access to both laptops and iPads so they develop great comfort with these devices.
Communication between our faculty and our families is one key to our 学生’ success. Teachers provide daily classroom updates through our Parent Portal, and parents are encouraged to contact them if they are concerned. We focus on a communication triangle among parents, 学生, and faculty so that everyone is as informed as possible.