Do you remember the lyrics to that 1950s song by Sam Cooke which stated, “Don’t know much about history; Don’t know much biology; Don’t know much about a science book; Don’t know much about the French I took”? Well, the instructors at Trident Academy know all that and more.
Based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, Trident Academy’s Academic Therapy is a program which provides an opportunity for students not enrolled in their K-12 school to benefit from the multisensory teaching approach that is diagnostic and prescriptive. All tutors at Trident Academy are Orton-Gillingham-trained teachers. Focusing on the student’s individual needs, Academic Therapy provides remediation in reading, comprehension and written expression. Math tutoring – also multisensory structured – is available for students experiencing difficulty at any skill level of math.
Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with individuals who have difficulty with reading, spelling and writing. It addresses how individuals learn to read and write.
Elizabeth Alexander, director of the Tutoring Center explained, “While the O-G program was developed over the past 70 years, current brain research validates the approach. What is most pleasing is to see students who struggled, and where homework was a nightly battle, become confident students who love to learn!”
Recently voted as one of the Best Tutoring/Learning Centers by the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine, perhaps Academic Therapy will have you revising that Sam Cooke tune.
By Eileen Casey