Alaska Dyslexia Schools
http://www.gatewayschoolak.com/ Gateway School utilizes the Slingerland educational method that approaches learning to read, write, and spell in a multi-sensory way. Research identifies several important needs that must be met in order for the language based problems to be identified and therapized. First, the student must have an assessment that includes observing the way he/she processes the written, spoken word.
Second, the child must have reteaching and repetition, small class size, flexible programming, private campus, ongoing teacher feedback, clear commands, individualized attention, and consistent behavior management. This student also needs daily multi-sensory reading, spelling and writing; needs never to hear “if only he/she worked harder.” Grades 1-12
P.O. Box 113330
Anchorage, Alaska 99511-3330
Phone: (907) 561-7692
http://www.alaska.net/~eaglecst/index.html / EagleCrest Academy is an independent non-profit day school for students in grades 7-12 with dyslexia (specific language disability), located in Anchorage, Alaska. The Academy is committed to providing a supportive educational environment where students learn how to become self-directed learners who strive for academic excellence. To this end, specially trained staff utilize small class size and a multi-sensory, concept-oriented, experiential approach in all instructional areas. Grades 7-12
The school has two equally important goals: The first, graduate students with skills that enable them to succeed at the college of their choice. The second, nurture character traits which lead to strong interpersonal relationships, success in the world of work, and a commitment to serving the community. EagleCrest is recognized by the State of Alaska, and credits are transferable to other schools. Grades 7-12