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Who Does The Prospect School at Wooster Serve?
The Prospect School at Wooster serves students age 7-14 diagnosed with a language based learning disabilities, ADHD, and executive functioning weaknesses. Prospect School is for students who can be successful, but have not achieved grade level success due to their diagnosed learning disability.
What is the Mission of the Prospect School at Wooster?
The Prospect School at Wooster’s mission is to provide a personalized educational experience that gives students the academic and social skills they need to further schooling as they approach adulthood.
What is Prospect School at Wooster’s Vision?
The Prospect School at Wooster is founded on the fundamental belief that all children can learn if they are taught in the ways that they need. We also believe that there is a direct link between learning disabilities and creativity. Our educational program is designed to harness students’ creative talents and to use these talents to create a truly strength based educational program.
What is the Prospect Program?
At The Prospect School we believe that there is no “one size fits all” solution for remediating learning disabilities. Each student’s program starts with an evaluation of the student’s skills and needs. Then a plan is developed in collaboration with families and other professionals. Our teaching is diagnostic and prescriptive in nature. Teachers are continually evaluating students progress throughout the school day as well as throughout the year. Each student’s program is consistent, structured and highly individualized. This is more than differentiated instruction. Specific resources and strategies are developed for our students to succeed academically.
What Types of Learning Disabilities Does Prospect Serve?
The Prospect School at Wooster recognizes learning disabilities as a spectrum of difficulties related to the understanding and use of spoken or written language, including listening, reasoning, speaking, reading, writing, and math calculations.
The following is a list of the types to learning concerns that our program supports:
Reading Disorders: This is characterized by difficulty with decoding, spelling, reading fluency, and/or comprehension.
Disorders of Written Language: This is characterized by difficulties with grammar and punctuation, difficulty organizing ideas, and excessively poor handwriting.
Math Disorders: This is characterized by difficulty learning math concepts, difficulty memorizing math facts, difficulty organizing numbers, and difficulty applying math concepts to word problems.
Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders: These are communication disorders in which there are difficulties with verbal and written expression. Expressive language disorders are often characterized by expressive spoken language that is markedly below appropriate level but with language comprehension that is within normal limits. Receptive language disorders are often characterized by difficulty in understanding spoken, and sometimes, written language.
Executive Function Weaknesses: This is characterized by difficulty with planning, organizing, and managing time. Weaknesses in working memory are common. This difficulty with organization has a negative impact on a student’s academic skills and their ability to form age appropriate social relationships.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: This is characterized by difficult with inattentiveness, over activity, and impulsivity that is out of the normal range for the student’s age and development. These difficulties can have a negative impact on the student’s achievement and social relationships.
Who Does The Prospect School at Wooster NOT Serve?
Our program does not accommodate students with a diagnosis of Autism nor does it support students whose primary diagnosis is behavioral or emotional.
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