New Avenues Dyslexia Program

New Avenues Dyslexia Program Details

New Avenues Dyslexia Program

Walker’s New Avenues Dyslexia Program provides a “school within a school” opportunity for students with diagnosed language-based learning differences. Core literacy instruction is presented in small instructional groups which utilize specialized prescriptive teaching and consistent reinforcement. This unique learning environment is paired with expanded socialization opportunities as students participate in co-curricular activities and school-wide events with grade level peers. Students in New Avenues experience the joy of learning in an environment filled with the multisensory instruction developed for their learning needs while also experiencing the traditions and family community of Walker’s PK-12th grade experience.

The New Avenues Dyslexia Program utilizes a strength and strategies approach by providing remediation while also nurturing areas of strength and interest. Nurturing a love of learning and preparing students for success when they exit New Avenues is our primary goal.

Core Multisensory Instruction

Orton-Gillingham and reading comprehension instruction
·         phonemic awareness
·         systematic decoding rules
·         encoding (spelling) rules and application
·         morphology
·         vocabulary
·         reading comprehension
Language Arts
·         handwriting
·         grammar
·         written expression
·         multisensory instruction
·         concrete to abstract tiered concept presentation
·         integration of Math in Focus
Unit Studies
·         social studies topics
·         integration of oral and written language
Middle School Support
Our Applied Strategies class is available for students with educational testing. This class supports students in the development of executive functioning skills, study strategies, and self-advocacy.

Admission Team

List of 5 items.

  • Katherine Harrison

    Director of Admission
    (678) 540-7229
  • Sarah Martin

    Assistant Director of Admission
    (678) 581-6894
  • TJ Anderson

    Admission Associate
    (678) 540-7229
  • Scotty Brewington

    Admission Associate
    (678) 581-6921
  • Alison Carlson

    Admission Associate
    (678) 540-7233

Sample New Avenues Schedule
Orton Gillingham/Reading (small group) 75-90 min
Language Arts (small group) 50 min
Math (small group)  50 min
Lunch (with grade level peers) 30 min
Recess (with grade level peers)  30 min
Co-Curricular classes (with grade level peers)
includes: art, music, guidance, library, PE, science, and technology 
 45 min 
(1-3 times per day)
  • Main Campus

    700 Cobb Parkway North
    Marietta, GA 30062
  • Primary School

    830 Damar Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
The Walker School is a private, co-ed day school offering opportunities in academics, arts, and athletics for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students in Metro Atlanta.