Students at Wediko School have a range of needs and abilities. Often, student’s frustration in the classroom is a manifestation of embarrassment and ineffectively managed disabilities. As students’ learning challenges are effectively addressed and social interactions mediated, we see a significant reduction in problematic behavior.
Wediko students struggle with a range of learning disabilities including dyslexia, dysgraphia, deficits in executive functioning, and underdeveloped fine and gross motor skills. Today’s technology holds great promise for effectively and efficiently meeting children’s academic and therapeutic needs.
Wediko School recently received a generous grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England that will enable us to add computers (desktops and laptops) that can handle the technology required to meet the diverse needs of our students. Assistive technology helps students focus on the specific demands of their therapeutic and academic task; resulting in improved behaviors and increased time for learning in the classroom and beyond.
For more than eight decades, children at Wediko have shown that when they are given the tools to do well, they excel. This grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England means that Wediko School students can ‘log-in’ to successful interventions that build on their strengths. When our students experience success, they begin to see themselves as capable students. We then help them to transfer new skills across environments and watch their improved sense of self, resilience and courage grow.