Academy was founded in 1988 by Brenda J. Jackson to provide an
environment to meet the academic and social needs of every child
The most common learning disabilities we work with are:
Dyslexia, A.D.D (Attention Deficit Disorder)
Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder)
Autistic spectrum (including
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.
programs are ungraded with each student working at his/her ability
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
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
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