We work hard at Trident Academy to provide a safe, nurturing, and structured environment that supports both learning and confidence building. Language–based learning differences are addressed using the Orton-Gillingham approach, an approach that is both diagnostic and prescriptive. Our goal is to strengthen and create new pathways in the brain and give our students the tools they need to successfully transition back into conventional learning environments. Because of this, we teach using an array of multi-sensory tools and assistive technologies. Our lessons encompass visual, auditory and kinesthetic (VAK) elements. Students diagnosed with Asperger-like attributes will find highly individualized instruction and school-wide positive behavior support to include ABA therapy as needed. This works in tandem with our approach to teaching our students with language-based learning differences as we all work together on problem-solving skills, categorization and organization.