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Oakwood School provides a multisensory educational program in which students with learning differences are guided to achieve their unique academic and social potential in a nurturing community environment

Private School for Students With Dyslexia

Characteristics of Dyslexic Students

Student Profile: Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Students with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling, and writing.


How Oakwood School Can Help Students with Dyslexia

Direct, explicit instruction is the key to reading at Oakwood. All students receive reading instruction founded on the principals of Orton-Gillingham (OG). This highly structured multisensory approach to teaching the connections between letters and sounds is found to be effective for students with dyslexia. Using proven, research-based materials, our teachers teach small groups of students at their instructional level, which allows for individual attention. Students are instructed in and practice all components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.

The Oakwood model in which each teacher is a skilled reading instructor allows our students to receive additional reinforcement and practice of active reading strategies in all subject areas. This method of instruction means that Oakwood is an ideal choice for students with Dyslexia in Northern Virginia.

Want to learn more about the "Oakwood Way"? Email our Admissions Team, or call 703-941-5788. Interested in learning more about enrolling at Oakwood School? Do you feel that our school would be a good fit for your child? Check out our application process and our tuition and financial assistance today!

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