School uses visual approach for students with learning disabilities

10/9/2009 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Park Academy, a private, nonprofit school near Lake Oswego, Ore., serves students from fourth to 12th grade who have language-related learning disabilities such as dyslexia. The school uses a personalized approach to learning that breaks down reading into small pieces and helps students visually connect sounds to letters. This year, the school says, enrollment is up to 38 students -- from 18 in 2005-06 -- and it plans to put recently received grant money toward attracting more students.

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