The Fletcher School empowers students with learning differences to achieve bright futures by offering an individualized, multisensory, college preparatory curriculum that prepares them to reach their full potential.
What is a Learning Difference?
Learning differences are incredibly common. According to the American Psychiatric Association, an estimated 5 to 15 percent of school-age children struggle with a learning difference (or learning disability). An estimated 80 percent of those with learning disorders have reading disorder in particular (commonly referred to as dyslexia). The Fletcher School was specifically founded for students with language based learning differences. To find out more about our history, click here!
"Dyslexia is a learning disability in reading. People with dyslexia have trouble reading at a good pace and without mistakes. They may also have a hard time with reading comprehension, spelling, and writing. But these challenges aren’t a problem with intelligence." (Understood.org)
"Dysgraphia is a term that refers to trouble with writing. Many experts view dysgraphia as challenges with a set of skills known as transcription. These skills — handwriting, typing, and spelling — allow us to produce writing." (Understood.org)
"Dyscalculia is a learning difficulty that affects an individual’s ability to do basic arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Adults with dyscalculia often take longer when working with numbers and may be more prone to making mistakes in calculations." (National Center for Learning Disabilities)