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 the heart of the program. All of Swift’s academic teachers complete Associate Level coursework in the Orton-Gillingham approach and are required to pursue Associate Level membership in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators through completion of a 100-hour practicum. Swift School has a full-time Orton-Gillingham Fellow on staff who supervises all OG instruction in the Lower and Middle Divisions and oversees all OG training and practicum supervision.
This level of training and commitment to the Orton-Gillingham methodology proves that we are committed and will continue to strive to provide the best education to our students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.
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.