Riverside provides specialized 1-on-1 education for a good part of the day to help my child receive instruction that is unique to him but following the Orton-Gillingham approach used with the rest of the students. The teachers operate with small class sizes which again provides more attention to each student.
Riverside school is excellent at their skill and knowledge of helping children with dyslexia. They know how to work with these children and relate to them making the learning environment fun and beneficial for the children. Their primary focus is on the children therefore their skill and communication is with them.
Riverside has worked miracles with our daughter. When she entered the program a year ago she was despondent and highly critical of herself. She was positive that she was incapable of learning. In just over a year she has made tremendous progress in her literacy skills and has regained her confidence and sunny disposition. The entire faculty and the administration work tirelessly with every single student to ensure each child truly gets an individualized education. WORTH EVERY PENNY!
They work miracles with many children! Our child is ready for the regular school systems, which we thought might not be possible.
We moved to Richmond from another town in Virginia specifically to be able to send our son to Riverside. He is a second grader with dyslexia, but in his first year at Riverside, which is a school specifically for kids with language based learning differences. He has made amazing leaps and bounds in the half year he has been there. The teachers are wonderful, the one-on-one that he gets is unbelievable (he has 8 in his class and also has 45 minutes one-on-one with his language fundamentals teacher 4x a week) and the administration is completely committed, caring and just all around great. The PE teacher is great too! The kids there get tons of physical activity which really helps them - they really take a whole child approach to education. I can't recommend Riverside enough. I almost wish that my other children were dyslexic so that they could attend Riverside, too!
This school has made my son able to enjoy learning for the first time in his life. Since the first week he has come home smiling at the end of the school day. He no longer feels as if he is the only kid that struggles to read and write. The teachers and the programs are great beyond measure. God bless them all and keep up the good work.
This is the best school for kids with L.D. it will help the kid or kids more than you could ever dream.
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