Academics

Academics

The Arrowsmith Program®

We’ve helped dozens of students strengthen brain function and become more confident learners.

Elementary Curriculum (1st – 8th Grade)

ATG Learning Academy offers a full curriculum for elementary students, and follows all PA state requirements. Young learners receive the one-on-one attention they need to master all core subject areas. We determine an individualized education plan for students who may experience difficulty in traditional school environments. As needed, we supplement students’ core academic curriculum with specialty programs designed to empower long-term success.

SUBJECTS COVERED:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music

High School Curriculum (9th – 12th Grade)

High school students at ATG Learning Academy receive a well-rounded education to prepare them for independence in adulthood. ATG students are eligible to receive diplomas upon completion of all PA state requirements for graduation. We determine an individualized education plan for students who may experience difficulty in traditional school environments. As needed, we supplement students’ core academic curriculum with specialty programs designed to empower long-term success.

SUBJECTS COVERED:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • Foreign Languages
  • Computer Science

Specialty Programs

The Arrowsmith Program®

The Arrowsmith Program is a suite of cognitive programs designed to address a series of cognitive functions underlying a range of specific learning difficulties. The programs target several areas of cognitive functioning involved in learning.

Each cognitive program has a series of intensive and graduated tasks designed to address a specific area of cognitive functioning. The goal of the Arrowsmith Program is to identify and strengthen a series of weak cognitive areas that affect learning, and each student works on cognitive programs that are individually designed for their areas of learning difficulty.

All students enrolled at ATG are taking cognitive exercises. Each student gets an initial learning profile and is assigned Arrowsmith courses accordingly.

Wilson Reading System®

WRS is a highly-structured remedial program that directly teaches the structure of the English language to students and adults who have been unable to learn with other teaching strategies, or who may require multisensory language instruction.

Touch Math

This program offers a multisensory approach to learning math, bridging the gap between abstract and concrete concepts. While it is designed for young learners, evidence suggests that students with TBI can benefit greatly from its unique approach.

Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)

iLs uses music, multisensory input, and movement to stimulate and ultimately rewire the brain, improving different types of cognitive and body functions.

WHAT IS THE RIGHT PROGRAM FOR MY CHILD WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY?

Extended School Year (ESY) Program

ATG Learning Academy is accepting Students for the 2022 Summer Programs – Extended School Year (ESY)

Extended School Year (ESY) – provides special education and related services to students with disabilities beyond the regular 180-day school year.

ESY services are provided during breaks in the educational schedule to prevent this loss.

Extended School Year (ESY) – ATG Learning Academy 3400 Pickertown Rd Chalfont PA 18914

Program dates:   July 5 to August 12 (Monday – Friday)
Program hours:   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ESY services will generally be provided at ATG Learning Academy on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,Thursdays and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., for a six-week period during the summer (July 5, 2022 to August 12, 2022)

Please contact ATG Learning Academy for more information.

Tutoring and Arrowsmith Program (Cognitive Therapy)

Tutoring focuses on what your child is learning. Arrowsmith changes how they learn.

At Arrowsmith, we are often asked: What is the difference between what tutoring can provide my child and how my child can benefit from the Arrowsmith Program’s neuroplastic approach? Here is our answer and it is important to note both are of benefit and can work collaboratively to support students.

Tutoring can help younger students acquire basic academic skills, providing strategies to learn to read, spell and memorize math facts. Older students often turn to tutoring to prepare for exams, relying on a tutor to provide strategies and techniques to structure their studying. For many students, tutoring is required year after year as academic subjects and content change and academic demands increase.

Arrowsmith works on the principle of strengthening the brain so that learning becomes easier and more efficient. It changes a student’s fundamental capacity to learn across academic subjects.

At Arrowsmith, students strengthen and enhance critical cognitive functions that are the building blocks of learning. Stronger cognitive ability means a transformed learning experience and a greater capacity to benefit from all learning, including tutoring. Change the cognitive capacity of the learner and learning goes forward more efficiently and with more joy.

Given tutoring accommodations and modifications are not available in the workplace or in adult life, the benefit of a changed brain is it transforms one’s future reality.

Adult Program

The Arrowsmith Program offers adults with learning differences the opportunity to change the trajectory of their lives rather than settle for a lifetime of compensations and accommodations. Students attending the Arrowsmith Program at ATG Learning Academy become effective, confident and self-directed learners for life and are empowered to achieve their goals of academic and career success.