Pine Ridge School is an educational community committed to empowering students with learning disabilities to define and achieve success throughout their lives.
BACKGROUND & PHILOSOPHY
Founded in 1968, the Pine Ridge School characterizes itself and its mission as “an educational community committed to empowering students with learning disabilities to define and achieve success throughout their lives.” The staff understands the frustrations and needs, as well as the rich potential, of learning disabled students. Pine Ridge addresses students as unique individuals, with strengths, weaknesses, talents, gifts, and abilities to be recognized and developed. Realizing that students have individual learning styles and needs, Pine Ridge provides a highly structured and individualized program in a success-oriented environment where students live, learn, grow, and have fun together in coordinated academic and social activities.
There are several types of dyslexia that can affect the child’s ability to spell as well as read. “Trauma dyslexia” usually occurs after some form of brain trauma or injury to the area of the brain that controls reading and writing. It is rarely seen in today’s school-age population. A second type of dyslexia is referred to as “primary dyslexia.” This type of dyslexia is a dysfunction of, rather than Read More…
MacCracken (City Kid; Lovey, a Very Special Child, a learning-disabilities therapist in New Jersey, personalizes the torments endured by many schoolchildren and their parents. According to statistics, one of every five students today has difficulty in some area of learning. The boys and girls who come to MacCracken for evaluation and tutoring are physically indistinguishable from their peers; many are intellectually superior yet unable to meet school and social norms Read More…