Adult Dyslexic Program
Foster Soules, Lower School Principal and Adult Dyslexic Program Coordinator
Over the last 15 years, The Schenck School Adult Dyslexic Program has impacted the lives of hundreds of adults who sought help with reading and spelling. The evening classes, begun at the Cathedral of St. Philip and now housed at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church uses David Schenck’s frequently quoted technique – learning happens at the point of the pencil. The students read and spell, spell and read – breaking down the code of our language and understanding for the first time why letters represent the sounds they do. Learning, for example, for the first time, why the word “
with a “
” added is “
” not pronounced “
Some adults who enroll in the program are severely dyslexic and struggle to read any words beyond what they have memorized. Others read fairly well but struggle to spell. The Adult Dyslexic Program is able to meet the needs of both groups by offering two classes taught by Schenck trained teachers. Since the program began, David Schenck was a much anticipated, much celebrated guest lecturer, and every student has felt especially honored to have met the man who made it all happen.
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