By our Smarty friends at The Fletcher School
For over 30 years, The Fletcher School has created bright futures for students with specific learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorders. Fletcher is an independent, K-12 school offering a college-preparatory curriculum and preparing students to mainstream into elementary, secondary, and post-secondary academic environments. Our bright, talented, and often gifted students learn in small, structured classes with a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
Our comprehensive program is designed to build the academic, social, and emotional competence of our students. Utilizing the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching, instruction is sequential, cumulative, and repetitious in order for students to achieve mastery. Individual and prescriptive plans of instruction are developed for each student. Multisensory learning techniques are employed and school-issued, 1:1 Apple devices support 21st century learning and enhance students’ organizational skills. The Fletcher School was recently recognized as an Apple Distinguished School (2015-2017) for our innovative and successful use of technology in support of students with specific learning disabilities.
Students are considered for admission based on documentation of average or above-average intelligence, difficulty in one or more academic areas or learning processes, and an LD and/or ADHD diagnosis. Specific learning disabilities include diagnoses such as disorders in reading, written expression or math, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and language processing deficits.
To learn more about our academic program, view our 2015-2016 Fletcher Facts.
In 2004, The Rankin Institute was created as the outreach component of The Fletcher School to provide education and resources to teachers, professionals, and parents beyond those directly involved with the academic programs at Fletcher. The Institute strives to improve the quality of services and educational experiences of students with learning disabilities and attention deficits by training teachers and other professionals in the latest methodology and practices in the field of exceptional children. It supports families by providing education and practical techniques for understanding and parenting their LD children. In a typical year, The Rankin Institute offers 75 seminars to parents and professionals. It is regarded as a valuable resource by many in the community. With over 3,000 people educated by The Rankin Institute, the number of struggling children who are being helped is increasing exponentially.
We invite you to explore the seminars and workshops currently offered by The Rankin Institute. Community Programs are designed for parents, professionals, and community members interested in improving the lives and services offered to students with learning disabilities and ADHD. The Professional Development series provides continuing education credit for teachers and interested professionals. The courses are designed to provide tools for teaching students with learning disabilities and ADHD, but are beneficial for all students.
Click here to view the 2015-2016 Rankin Institute Brochure.
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