Worthmore Academy
A K-12 non-profit school for children with learning disabilities.
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About Us

Worthmore Academy was founded in 1988 by Brenda J. Jackson to provide an environment to meet the academic and social needs of every child enrolled.


The most common learning disabilities we work with are:
  • Dyslexia, A.D.D (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • A.D.H.D. (Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Autistic spectrum (including Asperger's Syndrome)
  • Communication Disorder

Our devoted staff maintains the highest quality of individualized remediation with continued emphasis on emotional growth. Worthmore's goal is to help each child return to a traditional academic setting within one to two years.

Worthmore's primary commitment: Each child shall leave us feeling "worth more" than when he or she arrived.


The programs are ungraded with each student working at his/her ability level.

The student/teacher ratio ranges from 1:1 to 5:1
Worthmore accepts students ranging in grades from Kindergarten through High School. We accept credit transfers from all high schools and offer an accredited High School Diploma.
 
 
 
 
Common Characteristics of Our Students:
1. Short Attention Span
  • Easily distracted
  • Difficulty staying on task

2. Lack of Awareness

  • Has to touch everything
  • Inability to deal in abstractions; good, bad, no, share, etc.

3.Periodic Loss of Gross Motor Skills

  • Falls, clumsy, but not all the time

4. Left/Right Disorientation

  • Shoelaces untied and late in learning to tie shoes
  • Trouble understanding up/down, over/under, top/bottom, etc.

5. Speech Problems

  • Ws for Rs (twain-train)
  • Ks for SKs, SCHs, Ts
  • M and N problems, etc.
  • Does not discriminate sounds, but hearing is okay

6. Fine Motor Deficiency

  • Handwriting is poor

7. Poor Organization

  • Completely disorganized in time and space
  • Forgets homework
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