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An Unrivaled Student Experience for Students Who Learn Differently

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By Principal Chris Sanita, M.A. at The Prentice School– For over 30 years, the faculty and staff at The Prentice School have created a nurturing learning environment for students who struggle in a traditional classroom setting. Our goal is to produce students who are effective communicators, critical thinkers, self-directed learners and technologically proficient creators. To… Continue Reading »

Why Learning Differences Require Alternative Methods of Teaching

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By Steve Barnes, Psychologist at The Prentice School– Bright students who struggle in school are often described as having a learning difference or a learning disability. Conditions such as dyslexia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as conditions like dyscalculia and dysgraphia present a challenge to children, their teachers and their parents. Children who have a… Continue Reading »

The Facts to Resolve Four Common Misconceptions About Dyslexia

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By Micki Simon, B.A., Junior High Teacher at The Prentice School– While research over the years has continued to yield much information about dyslexia, the learning disorder is still easily misunderstood. These misconceptions can lead to ineffective approaches to learning, thus a disservice to those with the disorder. Debunking some of the myths surrounding dyslexia can lead… Continue Reading »

How Social Learning is Critical for Academic Success

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By Debra Brunner, B.A., M.A., CCC-SLP, The Prentice School– The character Sheldon Cooper from the CBS TV show “The Big Bang Theory” is a familiar example from popular culture of an individual who has achieved impressive academic success but experiences difficulty and conflict in his relationships and work life due to his social limitations. While this… Continue Reading »

Dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia – oh my!

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By The Prentice School — Although any child might struggle with certain aspects of reading, writing, and arithmetic, some children have serious difficulties. These can be signs of the learning differences known as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. “Dys” means difficult, and “lex” means speech. Calculia refers to mathematics or arithmetic, while graphia refers to writing…. Continue Reading »

Chapman’s Inaugural Dyslexia Summit highlights the strengths of dyslexics

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Originally posted by the Orange County Register By JONATHAN WINSLOW / STAFF WRITER KAREN TAPIA, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Stephanie Setmire of Orange, left, dons a supergirl outfit that read, “Supper Dislecksia Gurl”. She is hugging Jennifer Biang during the Chapman University Inaugural Dyslexia Summit.KAREN TAPIA, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Prentice recognized for its Innovative Schoolwide Program

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The Prentice School became one of three finalists for the Project Tomorrow 2015 Innovation in Education Award under the category of “Innovative Schoolwide Program.” We were recognized for our unique focus on Educational Assistive Technology (EdAT) and our Educational Assistive Technology Specialist, Mr. Stanley Tom’s work with our students, parents and teachers to improve their… Continue Reading »

Fun Family Games for Language, Social Thinking, and Reasoning

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By Debra Brunner, M.A., CCC-SLP Speech/Language Pathologist As a child of the 1970s, tabletop games were a regular activity in my household, especially when it was too cold or dark to play outside. The only video game alternative was Pong, and…well…that was fun for about 15 minutes. “Plugged in” usually referred to playing with a… Continue Reading »

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

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As we say, “It takes a village,” and a village we did have for Grandparents & Special Friends Day, with nearly 160 attendees coming from far and wide. One set of grandparents came from as far away as Chicago to attend!

DisABILITY Summit

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The Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability and Autism is a new think tank that gathers data and develops its own independent research to study and, when appropriate, advocate on topics surrounding the issues of disability and autism. Throughout each year, the TPI will produce research that results in policy recommendations to decision-makers at the… Continue Reading »

Congratulations Prentice Eagles!

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We are pleased to announce the recent awards, nominations and accomplishments achieved by members of our Prentice family. We are honored to have individuals of this caliber lead our school and teach in our classrooms. We are also extremely proud of our students and graduates for their success. Go Prentice Eagles!