Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that affects an individual’s ability to focus, control impulsivity, and self-regulate activity. It often interferes with an individual’s development and executive functioning. Executive functioning skills include self-regulation, ability to focus, multi-tasking, and working memory.
At Trident Academy, we have found that the structured, prescriptive and diagnostic Orton-Gillingham approach also helps children diagnosed with ADHD and Executive Functioning disorders learn successfully. We not only incorporate this approach throughout our entire curriculum, but couple it with behavior modification to help our students succeed.
Teaching self-advocacy and incorporating morning and afternoon movement breaks helps our students manage their ADHD. We emphasize consistency, self-control, and the understanding of consequences to certain behaviors. We, however, are not equipped to handle students who display consistent behaviors that are disruptive to the overall learning environment.
Trident Academy admits students of any gender, sexual orientation and identity (including transgender status), race, color, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, and provides students with all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. In accordance with applicable law, it does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Similarly, Trident Academy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on disability. However, consistent with Trident Academy’s mission, it is the admission policy that to qualify for admission consideration, students must have diagnosed learning disabilities and/or certain communication disorders and meet certain threshold criteria as evidenced by their professional testing documents.