Our students who struggle with language-based learning disabilities, like dyslexia, and ADHD are just like students you would find in any classroom, in any school, but when they come to EHSS, they feel like they belong. They have a wide variety of interests, talents, and abilities, which, often times, have been neglected or underappreciated because getting through "the work" of school took so much effort.
Student fit is the most important aspect of the enrollment process, and we are dedicated to educating students with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorder, reading comprehension issues, and writing skills. Our students can also present with ADHD in combination with a language-based learning disability or with academic deficits in areas of reading, writing, spelling, and math. Many of our students also benefit from a curriclum that includes developing their executive functions.
While we recognize that every student is unique, most EHSS students present with some combination of the following characteristics:
- Bright, motivated, and want to succeed—but the conventional classroom environment is not working for them
- Diagnosed with a language-based learning disability such as:
- Auditory processing disorders
- Reading comprehension struggles
- ADD/ADHD in combination with a language-based learning difference
While we believe that every student would benefit from our program, our teachers are experts in approaches specific to language-based learning disabilities and ADHD; therefore, our program is not designed to support the needs of students who are identified with:
- Nonverbal learning disabilities
- Autism spectrum disorders/Asperger’s syndrome
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder
- Developmental delay