Phone (910) 315-8978

ABOUT US

Welcome to Longleaf Academy!

We are eager to give you the best for your student.

Academic success is not only the responsibility of the student, but also the teacher. Children with learning differences need to learn how to learn. Longleaf Academy believes that it is our responsibility to guide the student toward success by using research-based curriculum, individualized instruction that is multi-sensory, scientifically sound, systematic and cumulative.

How a Collaborative Resource Program Works

Collaboration Resource is a relationship between the student’s home-based school and Longleaf Academy. The home-base school agrees to partner with Longleaf Academy on behalf of a student who would benefit from an Orton-Gillingham Approach and academic remediation.

Longleaf Academy will implement remedial instruction for up to 2 1/2 hours daily. Students are instructed in reading, writing, and math in a 4:1 student teacher ratio. Partner schools and parents are provided with quarterly goals. Longleaf Academy is responsible for progress monitoring and student grades are based  upon the present level of academic performance in these areas.

Saint Patricks Catholic Church
St. Patrick's Catholic School
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville Academy
Fayetteville Academy
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville Academy
Episcopal Day School
Southern Pines, North Carolina

Levels of Language Development

Reading and writing are part of the language system. Individuals with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities neurologically process print for language differently than the average learner.  Reading research has determined that  15% of students experience a range of symptoms related to dyslexia.  Dyslexia occurs on a spectrum, but the consequences almost always end in poor reading and writing proficiency. Longleaf Academy uses the Orton-Gillingham Approach, a multi-sensory and structured approach that is supported by more than 60 years of research and practice.  The OG Approach employs a structured and sequential method and adheres to the following principles:

Language Based
Using techniques that enrich the understanding, mechanics and process of language.

Structured, Sequential, and Cumulative
The elements of language are introduced systematically to the student at his/her present level of mastery. The fundamentals are presented in small units, thus enabling the student to achieve success without being overwhelmed. Students learn new skills while maintaining and refining previously learn information.

Multi-Sensory
Teaching language using the three primary modes of memory retrieval – Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic/Tactile (VKAT).

Cognitive
Students acquire new information by activating previously learned fundamentals. This gestalt approach stimulates their prior knowledge and allows the student to apply known information to new information.

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