You are welcome to call for information or to schedule a tour of Greenhills.
Majory Roth, Head of School
Call (336) 924-4908
Greenhills, this year, is offering accredited Orton-Gilllingham tutoring and Orton-Gillingham structured language teacher training seminars. Tutoring is offered five days a week between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Greenhills School, Inc. was founded in 1990 as an Orton-Gillingham based educational establishment and is based on the work of Samuel Torry Orton, M.D. with teaching strategies formulated by Dr. Orton with the collaboration of June Lyday Orton and Anna Gillingham.
Students who respond best to this teaching approach should be of average to above average intelligence whose achievement is below their potential. Usually, spelling in written work and oral reading are the most discrepant academic skills.
Across the curriculum, this structured, multi-sensory, cognitively based instruction allows these students to reach their academic potential. This group of students includes those who have Central Auditory Processing difficulty, speech and language difficulties (stuttering and difficulties with /r/ pronunciation are high risk indicators for dyslexia), sensory integration difficulties (which used to be called dyspraxia, one manifestation of dyslexia) and co-existing Attention Deficit Disorder.
For students who have similar difficulty with math, which is called dyscalculia, tutoring is also available, again, using multisensory teaching techniques.
Greenhills School provides a supportive and enriching educational environment for dyslexic students of average to above average intelligence through an academic program designed to help them reach their fullest potential. Across the curriculum, our structured, multi-sensory and sequential approach is grounded in the work of Samuel T. and June L. Orton, and is based on the twelve principles of the International Dyslexia Association.
Greenhills School's goal is to ameliorate the academic and the overlying emotional difficulties which unremediated dyslexic individuals encounter. Greenhills' programs accomplish this by teaching dyslexics of all ages to read at the level of their intellectual aptitude. Reading achievement reaches grade level or above. When remediated through the multisensory, structured Orton-Gillingham approach, dyslexics can read as well as non-dyslexics, just with a slightly slower processing speed.
An integral part of the reading remediation involves learning spelling by rules, generalizations, and syllable types. Included in this written language training is cursive handwriting which minimizes reversals and the spatial difficulties of putting words on paper.