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The Roig Academy is among a specialized independent network of schools throughout the world that are designed for students with learning differences.

Why The Roig?

We understand that children with learning differences, such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, require teaching styles and methodologies that are not found in a typical classroom.

Educators at The Roig Academy have a thorough understanding of the learning differences that each of its students may be diagnosed with.

What is twice-exceptional?

Twice-exceptional or 2e is a term used to describe students who are both intellectually gifted (as determined by an accepted standardized assessment or diagnosed by a licensed school psychologist) and learning disabled, which includes students with dyslexia. These students are naturally armed with unique strengths that may be overlooked by their reading struggles.

How do I know if my child is twice-exceptional?

Parents and teachers may fail to notice both giftedness and dyslexia. Dyslexia may mask giftedness, and giftedness may mask dyslexia. Some common characteristics of 2e individuals follow:

  • Superior oral vocabulary
  • Advanced ideas and opinions
  • High levels of creativity and problem-solving ability
  • Extremely curious, imaginative, and questioning
  • Discrepant verbal and performance skills
  • Clear peaks and valleys in a cognitive test profile
  • Wide range of interests not related to school
  • Specific talent or consuming interest area
  • Sophisticated sense of humor

How does the twice-exceptional student learn best?

At The Roig Academy, the perfect combination is The Orton-Gillingham Program & The IB Programme

Students who have both gifts and learning disabilities require a “dually differentiated program”: one that nurtures gifts (IB) and talents while providing appropriate instruction, accommodations, and other services for treating learning weaknesses by way of an evidence-based approach (OG). The Orton-Gillingham approach is an explicit, structured, sequential, multi-sensory, systematic, alphabet-phonetic approach to teaching reading.

Instruction for 2e students should be designed to develop higher-level cognitive functioning. For this reason, The Roig Academy is committed to implementing the International Baccalaureate Programme. The IB program strives to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. It is different from other frameworks because it encourages students to think critically and challenge assumptions while considering both local and global contexts. The Roig is proud to be a private IB school in Miami that also specifically functions as a school for ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences that might make success in a traditional classroom difficult. Otherwise, these students may be labeled average students or underachievers who simply need “to try harder.”

Like other students with dyslexia, gifted students benefit from instruction that includes a variety of stimuli, technology, and multiple sensory modes.

Source: International Dyslexia Association

"The Roig Academy provided just the right amount to my boys, who had ADHD and other related learning disabilities and would not benefit from the usually excessive, rote homework."


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