Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Imagine a once radiant flower that suddenly wilts and fails to bloom. Do you blame the flower? Or do you change the environment – adjusting the soil, water level, and sunlight exposure until you create the perfect conditions for the flower to thrive?
It’s the same with our children. Not everyone blooms where planted. Sometimes it takes a change – a different environment to reveal a child’s full potential. For more than 300 families each year who have children with language-based learning differences and attention deficits, that environment is Lawrence School.
“My son has dyslexia and inattentive ADHD. Every day after school we went to therapy after therapy, so he had no time for the things he enjoyed like hip hop dancing or playing a sport,” said the mother of a grade 6 student.
“By the time he got home, he was a wreck. Doing homework was an absolute disaster. He was really suffering from low self-esteem. Within the first year at Lawrence, he was reading and writing at grade level. We didn’t need to medicate him anymore because it was easier for him to stay focused in a much smaller class. More importantly, his self-esteem is back. My only regret is that we didn’t enroll at Lawrence sooner.”
Lawrence understands that children learn differently. And so they teach differently – adapting the learning environment to suit the needs of students instead of the other way around. Features of its distinctive program include research-based methodology, personalized and multisensory instruction, small class sizes, and assistive technology that is fully integrated across both campuses.
Who are Lawrence learners?
Lawrence students come from more than 80 communities in Northeast Ohio and beyond (some travel 90 minutes each way). They represent diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. And like 10 to 15 percent of all school-aged children, they have a diagnosed learning difference. Lawrence specializes in training students who are average or above average in intelligence but who struggle with language-based learning differences and who have challenges focusing attention.
Lawrence School is an approved provider of the Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship and each year more than 70 percent of its families qualify with an average award of $10,000. Additionally, more than 30 percent of Lawrence families qualify for need-based tuition assistance with an average award of $11,000 annually.
Are you ready for a transformation?
Changing schools is a big decision, but families don’t have to make this decision alone. Lawrence encourages parents to talk over their options with their pediatrician, an academic tutor, or others who know their child well. More information can be found at lawrenceschool.org or by calling 440.526.0717.
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