Students with dyslexia are taught by expert reading teachers who individualize classes for boys struggling with a combination of reading disabilities, dysgraphia, executive function deficits and ADHD. Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Language, Lindamood-Bell and other multi-sensory instructional techniques are used to bridge the gap between ability and potential.
Our dyslexic students receive diagnostic and prescriptive research-based language instruction delivered by masterful teachers. Additionally, assistive technology is available to our students, which they are encouraged to explore and perfect through practice in order to more successfully engage with academic material at their grade level. Our teachers promote and encourage critical thinking skills as students are led to analyze both narrative and expository text as they work through material. The comprehensive language program provides Greenwood boys with a stronger foundation for learning in all subjects and this, over time, contributes to rebuilding self-esteem that so often comes from experience with failure.
Recognized as Executive Functioning coaches by Landmark College, our teachers support students in the areas of organization, time management, study skills, and self-advocacy. We celebrate our boys’ diverse learning styles; recognizing the need for educational scaffolding and specialized instruction while providing them with rigorous individualized learning experiences.
Team meetings involve all the individual student’s teachers, where we collectively discuss a student’s strengths and needs throughout the duration of our program; ensuring precise individualized instruction and positive learning outcomes.
As one family describes Greenwood, “We found it. Greenwood is the school we have always wanted. They understand and deeply care for our son. Finally, we are given the opportunity to step back and trust.”