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Private Schools for Dyslexic and Learning Disabled Students in New England

Fortunately New England is rich in having so many fine secondary schools skilled in the instruction of Dyslexia, ADHD, as well as many other learning difficulties. Foremost among these are the Landmark School of Beverly, MA, and the Carroll School, in Lincoln, MA.

Landmark is an internationally renown facility that provides residential and day instruction to students in grades 2-12. Located on two beautiful campuses on the North Shore of Boston, Landmark is equipped to teach both profoundly disabled as well as more moderately impaired students. They provide a ratio of one to three in terms of teacher student instruction, and a full 92 per cent of their graduates attend college. They have a highly skilled staff and all the technological facilities to improve students' learning skills. More information on Landmark can be obtained by going to the website Landmarkschool.org.

The Carroll School in Lincoln, MA is also a well known facility that provides instruction for students in grades 1-8 that has been in operation for over forty years. Their staff is thoroughly trained in the Orton Gillingham approach, and there is a very active parent involvement in the school. Emphasis on a multisensory approach employing visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile modalities are used to help students learn more efficiently, and in a manner that ensures the retention of the instruction. Active use of technology and computer programs such as the Lexia program are used with students in all grade levels. More information can be obtained by going to the website Carrollschool.org.

Other fine programs in the New England area include the Pine Ridge School, just outside Burlington, Vt. (Pineridgeschool.com), and The Eagle Hill School in the central Massachusetts area (Ehs1.org). The Gow School in neighboring New York is another fine institution with a well respected program for students in 7-12 th grades (Gow.org).

On the college and post secondary level, many colleges and universities offer some to very significant levels of academic support. In New England two of the programs that are well respected include the College of Basic Studies at Boston University (Bostonuniversity.edu), and the Program for the Advancement of Learning at Curry College, in Milton, MA (Milton.edu).

Landmark College in Putney, Vermont (Landmark.edu), is a full time post secondary program exclusively for students with learning challenges. This program is well known, and is useful for those students whose learning issues would make it difficult for them to succeed even with a significant amount of support in a less intensive program of academic support.

Finally, Beacon College of Leesburg, Florida (Beaconcollege.edu) is another program that is exclusively dedicated to the teaching of students with Dyslexia, ADHD, and other leaning challenges.

Dr. Scott Howard is pleased to announce that he has been reappointed as a Lecturer in the graduate Counseling and Psychology program at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA for the fall of 2008. Dr. Howard has also been hired as a neuropsychological consultant at a number of school districts in the past year including the Tyngsboro, Ipswich, and Weston, Massachusetts school systems. Dr. Howard continues to be available to provide supervision, in-service presentations, and consultation to schools, healthcare facilities and clinics in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He appreciates the opportunity to perform neuropsychological evaluations for the educational and medical community in the Greater Boston area.

Dr. Scott Howard provides supervision, inservice presentations, and consultation to schools, healthcare facilities and clinics as well as neuropsychological evaluations for the educational and medical community in the Greater Boston Area with locations in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire . For more information visit Howard Learning Assessment Services at http://www.howardlas.com or email Neuropsycheval@aol.com.

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