Camperdown Academy Announces Open House for the Cognitive Classroom
February 16, 2012 @ 12:49 PM
1st school in South Carolina to offer Brain Training
for children with learning disabilities
Camperdown Academy announced today that a Cognitive Classroom Open House will be held on Tuesday, February 28th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. This is an opportunity for the community to learn more about how the brain training program is strengthening students' cognitive skills in order to improve their academic performance. An overview of the process will be presented, and students will be demonstrating some of the exercises utilized in the program. Camperdown Academy is the first school in the state of South Carolina to make the highly acclaimed Arrowsmith Program available through the Cognitive Classroom.
The Cognitive Classroom is another tool employed by Camperdown Academy to provide excellence in the education of dyslexic children. The program began in August 2011 with 20 students and 2 teachers.
Five months into the program, students, teachers, and parents are already seeing the positive impact of the Arrowsmith cognitive exercises on the students' academics. Teachers are commenting that many students are excelling on mid-year testing in reading, spelling and math. "I have been working through Level 3 of the Camperdown Academy Orton-Gillingham sequence and advanced word structure with a student, so I expected to see solid gains with spelling. However, I was amazed to see the scores on his spelling assessment double from fall to winter,” says Camperdown Academy tutor Courtney Stefanick.
Although the program requires two to four years to achieve the full impact of the cognitive exercises on academic achievement, the Cognitive Classroom teachers are encouraged by the initial results. Parents, teachers, and school administrators will be available at the Open House to answer questions.