The Southport CoLAB

About Us

Welcome to the Southport CoLAB where we believe in integrating research, practice, and advocacy to effect positive outcomes for people with learning and attention issues.

The reach of The Southport School extends beyond our physical walls as we seek to capitalize on the opportunity to impact the local and national communities by helping train teachers, educate families, and inform the public about language-based learning disabilities and attention issues.

The Southport CoLAB currently offers three specialized training programs: Structured LiteracyTM: Orton Gillingham, Executive Functioning, and Assistive Technology.

In addition to our collaborative teaching efforts, we will continue to offer our Community Lecture Series which draws local and nationally recognized speakers to our school to share their expertise in the learning differences field or their experiences as adults with LD. Through these free lectures, our hope and intention is to connect those in the broader community who have a stake in how individuals with learning disabilities are treated and to positively affect how people think about and teach students who learn differently. 

As the leader of this school, I am enthusiastic and optimistic about the changes and opportunities for all ages who struggle with learning differences. I continue to feel confident and hopeful that together as a community, we can make an impact for the nearly 1 in 5 students in our schools who have learning and attention issues, including the 1 in 10 students with dyslexia.

Thank you and we look forward to getting to know you through our shared interest in our next generation of learners.

Sincerely,

Dr. Benjamin Powers
Headmaster
Affiliated Research Scientist at Haskins Laboratories
Co-Director of Academic Center for Excellence at The Dyslexia Foundation

I am enthusiastic and optimistic about the changes and opportunities for people of all ages with learning differences. I feel confident and hopeful that together as a community, we can make an impact on the nearly 1 in 5 who have learning and attention issues including the 1 in 10 students with dyslexia.