Swift Understands Dyslexia
Dyslexia is not a disability, it is a brain difference. The latest research tells us that dyslexics simply have a brain that is wired differently.
Dyslexic students are bright, creative and possess immense potential. But too often that potential is unrealized elsewhere. Many students arrive frustrated learners with low-self-esteem.
Swift knows these struggles stem from a difference in language cognition, not a lack of intelligence or motivation. Once our students discover the keys to unlock language their true potential can be realized.
Swift uses Orton-Gillingham
Swift is a school designed to teach dyslexic students the way they learn. At Swift, our students learn effectively and efficiently because our program uses the Orton-Gillingham approach along with other techniques and tools which are intuitive to a dyslexic student’s innate learning style.
Swift’s highly trained and experienced teachers set us apart and are heart of the program. All of Swift’s academic teachers are trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach at the minimum of the Associate Level. However, much of our faculty members have advanced well beyond this requirement and have become members of the academy. Currently on staff are 1 Fellow, 4 Certified, 7 Associate and 27 Classroom Educator members of the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators.
Several schools tout OG trained teachers, but the level of their training varies greatly. It is only in the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor that OG truly becomes a powerful educational tool.
Swift is immersive
Going to a tutor or being pulled out of class for language is one thing, at Swift language learning is an all-day, totally immersive educational experience.
At Swift, the Orton-Gillingham approach is used consistently by all teachers across all disciplines. When a faculty is collectively trained to deliver language acquisition instruction students benefit immeasurably. It makes for a seamless learning environment that accelerates progress.
Swift is transformative
Something occurs after students start at Swift, we call it “The Swift Effect.” Within weeks, students who once disliked school are transformed. Students can't wait to come school because at Swift they are understood and appreciated for who they are, how they learn, and their rich, untapped talents. Students whose self-esteem suffered, find confidence. Students who could not read, discover the keys to unlock language. School becomes a destination filled with a joy of learning. Parents who were once afraid, become filled with hope.