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October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

We are the parents of a 13 year old boy with non verbal learning disabilities and auditory processing disorder. He is of high intelligence but struggled academically and socially in school from the beginning. He began at Gow last year in the 7th grade and is continuing in 8th grade this year. He has developed dramatically since his first day on campus. He now writes well and speaks well and is performing at a high academic level. The difference is night and day. The great news is that he identifies his progress himself having recently looked at his own work from 6th grade, pre Gow. He could not believe that he wrote and spelled so poorly just 18 months ago. He is very proud of his new found skill in writing, spelling and grammar. The faculty and staff at Gow are dedicated 24/7 and have made a huge difference in our son's development. We are very grateful.

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We are parents of a child at The Gow School.

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Have classes in social skills.

October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

The Gow School: Proud of a long career in education in many schools, I take enormous pride in being a Board member of the Gow School. Through its specialization in all facets of dyslexia, The Gow School leads in educating their young men to master the language, learning and life skills necessary for success in school, college - and beyond. Clearly, the school's mission, faculty and program position Gow in first place for differentiated learnning. Sandra P. Gilmor Board Member and Educator

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Participated in many Graduations at The Gow School

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I would recruit more young men to benefit from Gow's program.

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October 29, 2010

I attended Gow for three years from 1977-80 and it changed my life for the better. I struggled with school prior to attending Gow and Gow gave me the founadtion for success in high school, college, MBA school and business. I cannot thank Gow enough for all that they do to help young men find their potential in life.

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School, MBA and Professional Pharamceutical Career

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Exapnd the school to include 175-200 students

October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

My son attended the Gow School for 2 years. The reconstructive language program and emphasis on the executive function skills in concert with a very professional, talented and caring staff enabled my son to dramatically improve his language skills, reading skills and level of confidence. Gow's combination of remediation and assistive technology enabled my son to be successful with his disability. Gow instills understanding and advocacy of one's disability and emphasizes taking responsibility and working hard to achieve goals. I highly recommend the Gow School for boys with dyslexia.

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My son is now applying to colleges.

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I would establish a mandatory class or seminar for the students on brain healthy nutrition and offer only brain healthy food choices in the cafeteria.

October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

As an student of the "Gow School" their a lot to be said for this organization.

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As a student of four years

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October 28, 2010

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October 28, 2010

I searched for a school for my severely dyslexic son. Gow was last on our list to see. Thomas came away from that visitation day with one comment," Mom I think this is the school for me. " Oh my god did I struggle with this. Sending my 14 year old away to a school that did not know me or him. He was right, The Gow School was the best thing that happened to Thomas. Their education is the best of the best, their way of dealing with the language based difference, dyslexia, gave Thomas the only true opportuntiy he had to succeed. Thomas graduated in 2009, now attending Curry College, its a struggle at times but without The Gow School college would never have happened. Thank you Gow!

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It has taught me how to deal with sever dyslexia and to help my son,

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Not change a thing. The Gow School is on top of everthing. They know how to deal, teach and help our children how to get the best education for these young adults. They and Brad Rogers, headmaster, really know what they need to do. They are our family.

October 28, 2010

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October 28, 2010

Dear People, My grandson attends the Gow school. It has been a life changing experience for him! He is doing well academically, and has gained in self confidence. He has become a real leader. This school is doing a superb job. Sincerely, Carolyn Pryor

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I see the growth and development in my grandson

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I would just publicize this school more widely

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October 28, 2010

We enrolled our 9th grade son in Gow 7 years ago. It was very difficult to send our son so far away to school. This would have been hard had he no disabilities, but to add the fact that he was struggling academically and emotionally it was darn near impossible. At the end of 4 years with him on his way to a large state school we couldn't have been happier with our decision. He grew both in maturity and acadmics. The faculty, staff and administration could not be better trained to deal with boys. They are loving and caring in a structured environment that demands the boys to behave and perform to the best of their abilities. Gow is a great place that produces great competent young men.

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I was a parent of a 4 year student and I serve on the Board of Trustees during the past 3 years since my son graduated and went on to college.

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Endow it heavily so more boys could experience this wonderful school.

October 28, 2010

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October 28, 2010

Gow has made the difference not only in my son's life but our entire family. After struggling for years in school just to keep up with the other students and being bullied the decision was made to home school. For three years my son excelled in some areas of study but we were unable to improve his reading skills which was very frustrating to him. In addition, the country we lived in was not receptive to home schooling and offered no programs or support for those who chose to do so. Eventualy our family moved back to the United States for the sole purpose of getting help. At tremendous costs, my son went from program to program, school to school that advertised "specialized programs" for children with "learning disabilities". We felt cheated as the only thing delivered was smaller classes, a watered down curriculum and no program to remediate reading. Once again frustration set in as my son was boared with the repetitive work below his level. He himself recognised that he was not being challenged and asked to be moved..once again. We tried public school and regular private schools without success before finding Gow. Although I was a bit reluctant to send him off to a boarding school, we took the plunge and have never regretted it. Gow offers an ecellent curriculum challenging their students while remediating their reading. The teachers are very friendly and helpful and in comparison to other boarding schools we looked at, the students are well monitored and behaved. With the experience and knowlege, The Gow School truley have the formula that works for students with language based learning disabilities. In a very short time I could see significant improvement in my son's reading, spelling, responsibility and most of all his confidence and happiness. During Summer break my son talks about school and cannot wait to return to his frinends and teachers who have been wonderful role models as well as eventually graduating and going to college to study Engineering! I write these last word with tears in my eyes....Thank you Gow for giving my son hope! Once again, as a mother, I can truley feel that the sky is the limit for my child and he can be whatever he wants to be as long as he is willing to work for it.

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seeing my son excell in his studies and imporve his confidence. He now feels that he has a bright future thanks to The Gow School's specialized program and wonderful staff and instructors.

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have a Gow school in every state!!!

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October 28, 2010

when i cam to gow i was totally undisaplined student and after attending the school for two years and learning how to live in a community of people i was not related to threw my familly college was alot easier transition and i graduated in 4 years all becasue of the crutial skills i learned at the Gow school

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my life and in my college preformance

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have made it closer to baltimore but other then that it is perfect

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