What is Executive Function?

Executive function or functions is a series of tasks that help people effectively manage all the life tasks that need to be accomplished and allow us to plan, organize, and execute these tasks. The occupational therapy department elaborate on the importance of executive function and how it factors into daily life at Gaynor.

The Importance of Early Intervention

What is Early Intervention and why is it so important? Nationally, Early Intervention (EI) is a system of services that helps children birth to age three who are at risk for developmental delay. Rebecca Jurow, Gaynor’s director of early childhood, discusses what specialists look for when identifying these delays and the importance of doing so earlier rather than later.

Differentiated Learning: Students Take on The Odyssey

Differentiated learning is a key aspect in education at Gaynor especially in subjects like reading. This spring, Middle School students read Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Homer’s The Odyssey, differentiated to fit specific needs. The goal was to take higher levels of text and differentiate them in order to make them accessible to every student, allowing the students to be able to read and understand the literature regardless of their decoding skills.

Our Mission

A pioneer in special education, Stephen Gaynor School is an independent Pre-K, Lower, and Middle School for bright students with learning differences. Founded in 1962, Stephen Gaynor School provides a highly individualized educational program in a rich, rigorous, and nurturing environment in which students gain the skills and confidence necessary to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.