Prospective Parents and Guardians
If your student has been diagnosed with a learning difference, you likely have many questions about what that means for their academic success. At Greenwood School, our professional faculty and staff emphasize each student’s strengths in order to address their specific needs as individual learners.
We are experienced in providing appropriate academic and social-emotional accommodations and supports for students with many types of challenges (list is not all-inclusive):
- students who may often experience difficulty with organization skills and/or focusing their attention for sustained time periods (often diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).
- students who may often have difficulty “keeping up” with presentation of new information, dependent upon the way in which it is presented, or who require additional repetitions or more time to process new information (often diagnosed as Auditory and/or Visual Processing Delays).
- students who may often experience difficulty in knowing how to communicate material and information to others, or experience awkwardness and/or anxiety in social situations (may have been diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorders, such those who would have formerly been diagnosed as Asperger’s Syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Delay).
- students who may often experience difficulty processing mathematical facts, formulas, and applications (perhaps diagnosed with Dyscalculia).
- students who may often experience difficulty with the physical act of writing (perhaps diagnosed with Dysgraphia).
- students who may regularly have difficulty with the mechanical processes of reading printed text (often diagnosed with Dyslexia).
- students who may generally struggle with organizing their belongings, assignments, schedules, etc. (usually does not involve a specific diagnosis, but may often be termed as difficulties with Executive Functions).
- students who may often feel uncomfortable with seemingly routine settings and/or group interactions (academic, social, etc.), but may not be able to explain how they feel or why (may not involve a specific diagnosis, but may sometimes be diagnosed or referred to as General Anxiety).