Academic Offerings for Summer 2014

The Center for Learning Differences Education at Trident Academy will offer two types of academic programs this summer for students with language-based learning differences: a four-week session or individual 45-minute academic therapy (tutoring) sessions.

“As the Charleston area’s only school focused on educating students with learning differences, we want to make our summer programs accessible to as many people as possible,” explains Elizabeth Alexander, Director of the OutReach program. “Some families may have travel plans that prevent them from participating in our intensive Summer Enrichment program, so our academic therapy sessions can be scheduled around other plans.”

The Summer Enrichment program (June 16 – July 11) provides a short, intensive program of remediation through small group instruction. Classes are designed to remediate deficiencies such as dyslexia and to provide further development in reading comprehension, written expression, spelling & vocabulary, and mathematics using multi-sensory techniques. The program is geared toward children ages 6-12. Learn more and register.

Academic Therapy sessions are available throughout the summer and school year. In Academic Therapy, Orton-Gillingham trained Trident Academy teachers focus on the individual needs of the student in 1:1 tutorial sessions. A multisensory, structured and sequential approach is used in the teaching of reading, writing, or math. The academic therapist designs an ongoing diagnostic and prescriptive program for each student and provides progress reports and updates to parents. Learn more.

For more information about any of these programs, contact Elizabeth Alexander at or at 843.884.7046.


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