Trident Academy Papers
Common Accommodation Recommendations
You’re worried about your child’s school performance and you’re considering a psycho-educational evaluation. But, what does it mean if your child receives a diagnosis – what accommodations can be made?
Early Intervention for Children with Asperger’s/HFA
The earlier a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder receives ABA and early intervention strategies, the more likely they are to reach higher levels of functioning in executive functioning, social skills, and developmental progress.
Understanding the Discussion about Early Intervention for Children with ASD
Researchers from the University of Connecticut released a study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry that shows some children who once had the behaviors and/or diagnosis of Autism can reach a point where they no longer exhibit these behaviors.
Why Teach Cursive Handwriting?
The instruction of cursive handwriting is at the center of debate following its elimination from the new Common Core Standards. American schools are not required to teach cursive handwriting, but learning and using it is critical for students with learning differences.
Language-Based Learning Differences Information
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators - The Academy’s purpose, background, application for certification, discription of program, etc. is described on its web site.
International Dyslexia Association - The web site for IDA contains information for parents, teachers, and students of all ages. Conference information is also given.
Pathfinder on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) - This web site will lead the reader to articles, books, definitions, etc., related to ADD.
Pathfinder on Dyslexia - This web site will lead the reader to articles, books, definitions, etc., related to dyslexia.
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy - This website provides many resources about learning disabilities and getting the appropriate attention for your student.
Directory of Internet Resources: Literature for Children with Learning Disabilities - This resource provides readers with web site links to suggested titles of books for children to read who have learning disabilities.
HFA and Asperger’s Syndrome Information
Autism Speaks – Autism Speaks is a comprehensive advocacy organization for autism.
Project Rex – Affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina, this program is a treatment initiative dedicated to providing services to children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Asperkids – One woman who has Asperger’s, is a mother, and a teacher, gives guidance and insight to the general community so we can all understand and learn together.
Parenting Asperger’s Community – A website dedicated to helping parents better understand their children.
Asperger Syndrome and Your Child: A Parent’s Guide by Michael D. Powers and Temple Grandin
Quirky, Yes—Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger’s Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted by Cynthia La Brie Norall, PhD
School Success for Kids With Asperger’s Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers by Stephan Silverman, Rich Weinfeld
Charleston, SC Information
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce - Learn about the Charleston business community and an overview of the region.
Charleston Tourism Information - This is the official website for visitors to the Charleston region. Find out what is going on, the best places to stay and sights.
Charleston Weather - This website provides a look at the weather for the Charleston region.
Beach and Tide Information - Trident Academy is located just minutes from several beaches – find out more.
Association and Membership Information
Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) - SAIS is a voluntary organization of over 320 independent elementary and secondary schools throughout the Southeastern United States and Latin America.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) - The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the improvement of education in the south through accreditation.
South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) - SCISA is a non-profit voluntary association of independent schools.
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) - NAIS represents more than 1,300 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with schools abroad as well.
Palmetto Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) – The Palmetto Association of Independent Schools is the recognized voice of independent education in South Carolina and is the direct official link to NAIS and SAIS.
International Dyslexia Association (IDA) - IDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) - LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations..
Resources for New Parents
- Making the decision to explore Trident Academy
- Does your child have a language-based learning disability? If you’re not certain, this list of conditions may be helpful.
- Early Reading Screenings
- Psychological-Educational Evaluations
Every student at Trident Academy has been previously assessed to better understand the student’s cognitive ability. The results of these assessments are psychological-educational evaluations, also known as psycho-educational evaluations. For children who currently attend public schools, they are eligible to have an assessment completed, free of charge, by the school district. Private specialists can complete more thorough evaluations. (link to the private specialists document on the server.)
Chantal Milcarek, founder and primary practitioner at Sprouting Minds, provides greater explanation of the psychological-educational evaluation.
- Books, Movies, and Social Meida
The resources listed are for informational purposes only.