"Simple words cannot express the amazing work that you can do at Chatham Academy. You turn the impossible to possible, the difficult to so much easier, and the unimaginable to the doable."
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Chatham Academy has designed the classrooms, teaching techniques and curriculum to allow each child to experience academic and social success. Students are grouped in classes by age and skill level. Each class is structured so students have clear expectations, accommodations, and academic supports.
From the moment a student walks through the door to the time they leave each day, we work to provide an environment that is conducive to the learning needs of students with learning disabilities.
We create a learning plan specific to your child's needs.
Our goals are to teach each student the academic skills appropriate for their level, to accept responsibility for their actions and their learning, and to advocate responsibly for themselves. When students do this successfully, they can return to traditional classrooms.
We utilize direct, sequential, multisensory instruction to target academic areas of need and increase performance in areas of academic strength.
Specialized Instruction Methods
The goal is for each student to accept and understand their disability, being able to utilize supports and accommodations effectively and independently with confidence.
While Chatham Academy specializes in a wide range of Specific Learning Disabilities, we do not offer specialized programs for those with behavioral or certain psychiatric diagnoses, and are not a therapeutic school.*
- Moderate to Severe Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Moderate to Severe Emotional Problems
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
*On occasion, a student without a diagnosed learning disability may be accepted if our learning environment fits the student's needs.
Chatham Academy welcomes students without bias towards sex, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
* All course offerings are available, but offered based of student and student population needs
English Language Arts
Framing Your Thoughts (direct instruction English)
Science (differentiated for reading levels)
Visualization and Verbalization
Adaptive Physical Education
Step up to Writing
English – 4 Units
Mathematics – 4 Units
Social Studies – 3 units
Science – 4 Units
Foreign Language – 2 units
Physical Education – .5 Units
Health – .5 Units
U. S. History
Orton-Gillingham Structured Reading
Math for Test-taking
Foundations of Algebra
General Math Skills
Foundations of Geometry