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Book Donations to Cornerstone Christian

This week, Suruchi Keenheel, Director of Instructional Coaching and Training at the AIM Institute for Learning & Research, delivered hundreds of books collected by AIM Academy to students at Cornerstone Christian Academy in southwest Philadelphia.

Cornerstone Christian is one of AIM’s new education partners with ten K-5th grade teachers at the school working with AIM Institute to learn about and implement literacy instruction using AIM’s Integrated Literacy Model.

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Logos of Bryn Athyn College and AIM Institute for Learning & Research

Bryn Athyn College and AIM Academy announce an exciting partnership as part of the College’s new Master of Science in special education (MSSPED) with a literacy concentration. Utilizing AIM Academy’s cutting-edge, research-based teaching methods in the field of literacy and language-based learning differences, Bryn Athyn College positions its new master’s program on the forefront of pre-K-8 special education teacher preparation and training.

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Graph of fluency improvement rates

As the Philadelphia area’s only reading research organization connected to a school for children with learning differences, we wanted to confirm what we’ve always believed: AIM Academy students were improving their reading through our Integrated Literacy Model of instruction. After close analysis, we were thrilled to know that the majority of our students are exceeding national fluency norms for average rate of improvement. Not just compared to their peers with learning differences, because there are no national fluency norms for children who learn differently, but for ALL children. 

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Image of Lead in Article in Main Line Parent

Conshohocken’s AIM Academy is the first educational partner of the Haskins Global L2 (Language & Literacy) Innovation Hub, officials announced Monday, part of a larger effort to boost literacy and language skills in kids at risk for reading-based learning difficulties.

AIM, and the school’s research arm, the AIM Institute for Learning and Research, will work with the hub — affiliated with Haskins Laboratories, part of Yale University — to start the IGNITE Center. It will bring researchers and educators together to bring cutting-edge neuroscience research into the classroom.

Map of Haskins Global Hub Researchers

AIM Academy and the AIM Institute for Learning & Research in collaboration with Yale University’s Haskins Laboratories have announced that they will become the first educational partner of the Haskins Global L2 (Language & Literacy) Innovation Hub to improve language and literacy outcomes for children at risk of reading difficulties across languages and cultures.

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AIM Institute's Deborah Lynam Joins Dyslexia Advocates in DC

AIM Institute for Learning & Research's Director of Partnerships and Engagement Deborah Lynam just returned from three days in Washington DC with dyslexia advocates from 17 states as part of the 5th annual Dyslexia Hill Day organized by Decoding Dyslexia parents. This three day gathering of families, professionals and policy-makers on Capitol Hill focused on discussing current trends and upcoming federal legislative efforts impacting individuals with dyslexia.


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AIM Teachers Share Stage with Researchers at IDA Conference

Two AIM Academy Lower School teachers were presenters this week at the International Dyslexia Association conference in Orlando providing their perspective on developing successful research partnerships and joining Dr. Amy Elleman, Middle Tennessee State University, and AIM Research Advisory Board Member Dr. Donald Compton, Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, to share preliminary research results of a study on knowledge transfer that included 26 AIM 5th graders.

Last year, both 5th grade teacher Aviva Coyne-Green and Interactive Humanities Teacher Emily Pritchard took an active role working with leading reading researchers to plan a study examining the critical role of building background knowledge to support comprehension development in children with learning differences.

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