- Small class sizes that enable teachers to employ multisensory-learning techniques on an individual level in all classroom situations
- Daily diagnostic and prescriptive one-to-one tutoring with a certified OG tutor
to address each student’s specific weaknesses
- Adapted curriculum, enabling students to demonstrate knowledge and talents in alternate ways
- A firm support structure that with an emphasis on organizational training, and which helps students to develop positive study habits
- A multisensory learning approach
with emphasis on language development, self-esteem and self-advocacy
- The use of voice-activated software and leading technologies that support learning independence with a 1:1 computer-to-student ratio
- Teaching principles and practices based on over 25 years of frontline experience and influenced by the latest research on human intelligence, cognitive development, dyslexia and learning disabilities
- Shared schedules: students in the same grade have the same schedules—from core and enriched curricula to daily one-to-one tutoring; they are never pulled out of class to go to a “resource” room; they never feel stigmatized.
A multisensory teaching method is critical for students with language-based learning disabilities. The four modalities––visual, auditory, touch and movement––give students the tactile and kinetic memories they need to experience learning success.