Lawrence School serves students with IEPs, 504s, and/or diagnoses, such as: dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and ADHD. Our program is designed for students who have average and above intelligence, who simply process information differently than what is expected in a traditional classroom.
Our students come from more than 80 communities in Northeast Ohio and beyond (some travel 90 minutes each way). They represent diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. And like 10 to 15% of all school-aged children, they have a diagnosed learning difference. We specialize in teaching students who are average or above average in intelligence, but struggle with a language-based learning difference and/or with focusing their attention. This includes:
Expressive or receptive language disorders
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Processing speed challenges
Executive function challenges
In public school environments, the IEP process would classify our students as having a Specific Learning Disability (SLD).
They come from every race, religion, culture, and economic status imaginable. They look like students you would see in any classroom, in any school building across the country. They have interests and abilities that extend beyond the walls of school – which often are neglected because simply getting through school requires so much work.
They are bright, they are unique, they possess untapped potential, and they have talents and gifts that may very well change the world.
When students are faced with academic frustration in a traditional classroom, they often develop behaviors and strategies to avoid situations for which they don’t have the skills to succeed. Some students with learning differences experience a loss of self-esteem that can drive behavioral issues. We find this behavior can oftentimes be reversed when that student is in an environment where they CAN succeed! Our discipline program, however, is not designed to serve students with persistent or severe behavior problems.
Lawrence School welcomes students, staff, and Board members of all ages, races, colors, religions, nationalities, genders, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, national, or ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available at the School. The School does not discriminate in administration of its education or admission policies, hiring practices, tuition assistance, or other school administered programs.
In education, one size clearly does not fit all.
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