Having dyslexia does not mean one is stupid! In fact, dyslexics often have average to above-average intelligence with high verbal language skills. Individuals may show special talents in areas that involve visual and spatial tasks. Many successful and well-known people have dyslexia including inventor Thomas Edison, actress Whoopi Goldberg, film producer and entrepreneur Walt Disney, baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan, and businessman Charles Schwab.
How Gow Levels the Playing Field for Students with Dyslexia
While Gow is the level playing field for dyslexic students, since those are the only students admitted, the backbone of the school is Reconstructive Language (RL). RL is an Orton Gillingham based language remediation program taught to all students every year they attend Gow. RL is reinforced throughout all subject matter, with all teaching faculty trained in RL. When students are struggling with a word problem in their math class, the math teacher has all the tools to help guide the student. The same exact tools every faculty member uses.