Tradition of support for students with learning differences
Thames Academy is on the campus of Mitchell College, which is recognized nationally for its support of students with LD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or ADHD. Thames students receive support inside and outside the classroom, and can access specialized on-campus resources.
Each student comes to Thames Academy with unique abilities and experiences, but all are accustomed to a high degree of academic support. At Thames, our academic supports have been designed to promote effective and increasingly independent use of learning strategies specifically for students with diagnosed learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
At Thames, your son or daughter will receive a high degree of individualized academic support that reflects his or her own learning profile and goals. Technology plays a central role, including the use of audio and video supports to improve reading comprehension.
What truly sets Thames apart is the support provided by faculty members and advisors. One-to-one sessions with students occur weekly, or more often if needed, and are structured to help your son or daughter stay focused and on track. Individual guidance is provided to help improve reading, writing, and study skills, better manage executive functioning, increase memory and comprehension, and explore academic interests and career options.
Academic support at Thames may differ from what your child is accustomed to because of the emphasis we place on applying that support to build independence. We help students advocate for themselves with increasing certainty and confidence. Regular, candid feedback is part of the experience so your child always understands about their progress in meeting semester goals.
This high level of academic support is built into the Thames Academy program by design. There is no extra cost.