207 Bayswater Avenue
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Established in 1989, Heritage is an Ottawa private school specifically designed for students with dyslexia, ADD/ADHD and similar learning disabilities. Our mission is to provide each student with the support they deserve to enable them to reach their full academic potential. By promoting the values of honesty, perseverance, and respect, Heritage fosters acceptance and growth amongst our students.
Target Students: Students with Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD and similar learning disabilities.
Dyslexia Accommodation:The school uses
the Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching (SMT) reading program. The school's founder
developed this method which is based on the Orton Gillingham approach. The school
also incorporates kinesthetic and sequential learning techniques that cater specifically
to the dyslexic learner.
Teacher Training: Most teachers and administration have Special Education certification. Further, the school states that teachers and teaching assistants are certified and up-to-date on the latest techniques to help students with dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and other learning disabilities.
Student Teacher Ratio: 12-1, but often less.
Assistive Technology: Various applications such as voice recognition software are incorporated in the classroom.
Financial Assistance: TBD
We have visited this school in person and have been impressed by the professionalism and enthusiasm of the staff and administration.
Based on information available we have scored the school in six areas of importance to prospective parents and students.
1) Given the limitations of information available, the scores
may not accurately represent the school. School administrators or informed
parents and students are welcome to contact us with additional
information and we will update the scorecard accordingly.
2) Scoring is based on specific dyslexic student needs, not on an absolute scale of school quality.
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