People often ask, “Why Hillside?” The answer is always a loud and clear “because it is essential!” Students with dyslexia or other learning differences that impede their academic progress in a regular school setting deserve to be taught in a manner that allows them to gain the academic skills they need to become capable and confident learners. This allows them to get their hands on the “bar” of academic expectations.
Once behind in school, students experience that academic “bar” continually moving beyond their reach. Discouragement and frustration may develop as early as kindergarten. Research indicates that children who are behind in 3rd grade are likely to be behind in 9th grade. Hillside provides the instruction needed to close that skills gap and help children move into the future with competence, confidence and healthy self-esteem.