John Cardinal O’Connor School

16 North Broadway 10533 Irvington, NY
Phone: 914-591-9330
Children with learning disabilities

Academics

The John Cardinal O’Connor School follows the New York State Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) aligned with the Archdiocesan guidelines based on each student’s individual academic goals while using multisensory instruction: visual (letters) auditory (sounds), and kinesthetic (motor patterns for writing letters) modalities simultaneously to strengthen associations and memory.

Strategies for writing, including outlines and paragraphs, are dependent upon the student’s grade and ability, and begin with either one paragraph quick outlines or multiple-paragraph outlines. These skeletal formats are done consistently so that students become adept at using them whenever they are required to organize their thoughts for writing.