Special Needs Schools

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Special Needs Schools
Do you think your son has a learning disability? Not sure what to do? A special needs school might be the way to go.
Perhaps you have come to this site because you have just found out that your son has dyslexia. Now you are wondering what your education options are. Perhaps you are reading this article because you have decided that your child needs the best teachers available to help her with her learning differences. She is very bright and highly motivated. That's not the issue. She just learns differently. Or maybe your child has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and is having difficulty learning in her present class setting.
 
Hundreds of thoughts flash past, but the reality is that you know that your child needs to be in a school which offers experienced specialist teachers who can show him how to cope with his syndrome. You also know that he will succeed in a small class setting with plenty of personal attention.
 
Forget any stigma when it comes to choosing a school for special needs. These schools are great. They have spent years perfecting their learning strategies. They understand young people like your son. They know what needs to be done. I know. My eldest son read at several grades below his grade level. The one on one instruction which he received in the wonderful special needs school he attended fixed that. Here is a brief look at one of the great special needs schools, The Forman School in Litchfield, Connecticut.
 
 
Special needs schools know how to teach children who have been diagnosed autism, deafness and blindness and many other syndromes and conditions. These schools offer plenty of patient, one on one teaching and activities geared specifically for their young charges.
 
Where do you start? First thing to do is to have a professional diagnose your child. You need to know exactly what you are dealing with. Having that professional assessment done will confirm your suspicions and help you make the right decisions for his treatment plan. The next step is to choose the right school to remediate the syndrome or condition which has been diagnosed.
 
Here is a list of schools in the United States which you can use to begin your research. Explore the web sites. Call the schools and ask questions. Arrange for visits. One or more of these schools will fit your needs and requirements. As you research schools, examine the depth and breadth of what each school offers. Some schools may just deal with one or two symptoms as opposed to all of the issues a child has. Others offer a comprehensive approach. Once again you need to be prepared to ask questions. If you are not sure what to ask about,  ask the professional who diagnosed your child in the first instance..
 
 
 
Like any other private school a special needs school will need your involvement and cooperation as a parent. That is a critical factor in your child's success in dealing with her condition and/or syndrome. The sensitivity, concern and skills which your child's teachers offer will go only so far without your constant encouragement and support.

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