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How does private school help with brilliant children with special needs? Do private school handle social issues such as race, sexual orientations, and classism?

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One of the great benefits of private school is individualized approaches to education. With a private school that has special needs support or is exclusively devoted to helping children with special needs, you can feel confident that your child is receiving personalized support to help them succeed. You may like to learn more about the benefits of private schools with special needs support here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php There are some special needs schools who employ speech and language therapists who can assist your child, and it’s a good idea to contact the school directly to see how they might be able to help. Another one of the advantages of private school is their safe, inclusive and diverse learning environments, where everyone is welcome and students are encouraged to be themselves. Because classrooms are generally smaller, any issues that arise can be handled immediately. But in general private schools seek to have a diverse student body where everyone feels supported and comfortable. You may like to learn more about this here: http://www.ourkids.net/blog/debunking-the-top-5-myths-about-private-schools-18235 To search for schools in your desired area with special needs support and other criteria that’s important to you, you may like to try our Advanced Search tool: http://www.ourkids.net/school/school-search.php - this will bring up a list of schools where you have the option to click on the school profile to learn more about the school, including their programs and activities. Attending any of the upcoming Private School Expos is also an excellent opportunity to sit in on information seminars and speak with schools face to face, including special needs schools: http://www.ourkids.net/expo/ - many families find this a valuable resource to helping narrow down their school choices and answering their questions.


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