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Which schools have a program for children with learning difficulties?

We have some key information about schools that support children with learning difficulties here: http://www.ourkids.net/learning-disability-schools.php You might also like to use our Advanced Search feature which allows you to search for schools in your area that have learning difficulty programs and support: http://www.ourkids.net/school/school-search.php You may also be interested in attending any of the upcoming Private School Expos this fall where you can meet face-to-face with a number of different private schools that have special needs programs, as well as attend information seminars. Many parents find this helpful to learning more about private school education options and narrowing down their choices: http://www.ourkids.net/expo/


I'm looking for a list of private schools in Calgary AB. South West or North West only for children with special needs.
The Calgary area has lots of great private and independent schools that cater to kids with Special Needs.
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My child has special needs, can a private school help him succeed?
Yes. Across the country, there are private schools that specialize in teaching children with ADD, ADHD, behavioural needs and learning...read more

I'm concerned that the Montessori environment is too unstructured for my child. He's very active and has a short attention span.
Montessori environments offer its students freedom within very clear limits appropriate for that particular age group, encouraging both activity and...read more

Is there a specific listing of schools in the lower mainland that are focused on learning disabilities?
There are many schools available in most areas of British Columbia (indeed all of Canada). You can find a...read more

I am looking for day/boarding school for my child with special needs grade 9. Are there any in Toronto?
There are many schools in the Toronto area that offer special needs support. A list of
special needs schools...read more

HI do you have any programme for children gr 7&8 who has learning disability and they goes special education prograame what is the method for paying fees and is it possible its paid by government Thanks

A number of schools have programmes that support students with Learning Disabilities. But as a parent you will need to...read more

Is there a special needs boarding school in California?
This is a comprehensive list of leading special needs
boarding schools in Canada and USA/Europe. Fore more schools...read more

We are looking for a school for our daughter age 12 presently in Grade 7 who will be 14 for Grade 9. She is currently at Star Academy and has dyslexia. We are looking for a High School to accomodate her needs - in Toronto or Mississauga, Thanks Barbara Bastyr
A few schools that offer dyslexia support that you may wish to consider for your daughter include:
Chisholm Academy...read more

Our 7 year old son has just been diagnosed with Dyslexia. We are considering a couple of schools recommended to us for him. We would also like to find a school suitable for our 10 year old daughter starting September 2010, one that would, hopefully be suitable for our son in future years when and if he is able to go "mainstream". I guess what we are looking for is a school that accommodates for students with dyslexia in their high school years (or before).
A few schools that offer dyslexia support that you may wish to consider for your daughter include:
Chisholm Academy...read more

We are looking for a school for our sons with special needs. Arturo is 11 years old with Asperger Syndrome, Mauricio is 8 years old with ADHD. What school do you recommend for us in Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal?
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We are looking for school that offers special needs support, or a school specifically for kids with "special needs". We have two boys, the old son has asperger syndrome and the young son has ADHD, what type of school do you recommend?
When choosing schools, consider how long you want your boys to stay there. Some schools end in Grade 8 or...read more

my child is going it to high school next and i worry because she has dyslexia. what school be willing to give her the help she needs to really do well?
Private schools for children with learning disabilities offer learning difference support and related programs to help children master a school...read more

Is there any follow-up if my child falls behind?

One of the biggest benefits of private schools is their attention to each individual child. Through small class sizes,...read more

I suppose you wont mind to share your experiences with ADHD students?
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Are there any ADHD-recommended special schools?

Sending a child with ADHD to a school that understands their learning methods can mean the difference between success and...read more

My child has Aperger's, and is very discouraged with school. He didn't do well in grade 10, self-esteem is low and now wants to quit altogether. He gets easily frustrated when pressured especially with exams. What can I do to encourage him?
We have an article on our blog that has some strategies for parents that might be helpful: http://www.ourkids.net/blog/supporting-children-asd-parents-guide-21575/, with additional...read more

Does your school have excellent resources for a child with special needs (small class size, access to SLP, PT and OT's)?
You may be interested in browsing our list of special needs schools here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php Our Advanced School Search tool on our...read more

IBI and ABA treatments with speech therapy and social skills provided at the school.
To start, you may be interested in browsing our list of special needs schools here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php Our Advanced School Search...read more

Looking for pre-school dealing with kids with Autism where speech therapy and other communication skills are taught.
To start, you may be interested in browsing our list of schools that support children with autism here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php Our Advanced...read more

Searching for special needs school
To start, we have information on schools that specifically support children with special needs here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php You might also like to...read more

I have a couple questions actually.....we live in the Okanagan , It is difficult to travel that far with a son with a disability and the crowds would cause severe issues . Can you perhaps send me a list of schools that offer Blended / Distance Learning options for a high school First Nations teen with ASD ( Autism Spectrum Disorder) ?? I have no problems going through info from home.... Thanks so much and have a great day! Tina Stepan
You may be interested in learning more about schools that support children with ASD here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php We also have a broader...read more

My son has Asperger's Syndrome. I am looking for small groups in a small school with supported learning.
You may be interested in learning about schools that offer Asperger’s support here: http://www.ourkids.net/aspergers-schools.php Or you may like to search for...read more

My son has dyslexia. I am looking for a school that has the resources to help my son succeed,
You may be interested in learning about schools that offer dyslexia support here: http://www.ourkids.net/dyslexia.php Or you may like to search for...read more

Our son has a variety of special needs that are not being met at his current school. What will private schools do to help this?
One of the great benefits of private school is individualized approaches to education. With a private school that has special...read more

Looking for special needs that can handle behavior children.
You may be interested in learning about schools that offer special needs support here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php Or you may like to search...read more

Are in Calgary Special Needs Education Schools?
We have information on our website devoted to schools in Calgary listed here: http://www.ourkids.net/calgary-private-schools.php, including information on the the type...read more

schools who support children with Special needs
You may be interested in learning about schools that offer special needs support here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php Or you may like to search...read more

Learning disabilities
We have a list of learning disabilities schools you may wish to start by browsing here: http://www.ourkids.net/learning-disability-schools.php - which denote...read more

Looking for school dealing with non-verbal autism
You may be interested in learning more about schools that support children with ASD here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php - here you can...read more

Our son is Austic what can a private school provide.
You may like to learn more about schools that support children with autism here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php including the benefits of these...read more

We are looking into private school because my son has cognitive delays. Are private schools even the best place for him?
One of the great benefits of private school is individualized approaches to education. With a private school that has special...read more

is there any private school for autistic children?
To start, you may be interested in browsing the schools we work with that support children with autism here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php For...read more

Are there schools which specializes in working Special Needs High School Students?
You may be interested in learning about schools that offer special needs support here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php Or you may like to search...read more

We are looking for a school that can support our son who has ASD as well as being assessed as intellectually unique.
You may be interested in learning more about schools that support children with ASD here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php You may also be interested...read more

My twin boys are global delay. They need go to special education private school.
You may be interested in learning about schools that offer special needs support here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php Or you may like to search...read more

Is there any program for special need child
You may be interested in learning about schools that offer special needs support here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php Or you may like to search...read more

What school would best support our high functioning autistic child?
You may like to learn more about schools that support children with autism here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php including the benefits of these...read more

Dyslexia capable?
You may be interested in learning about schools that offer dyslexia support here: http://www.ourkids.net/dyslexia.php Or you may like to search for...read more

My son is five years old, and he is not speaking. He was diagnosed with autism at two. I need help, finding him the right classroom environment because as far as I can see, he is lost. Can you help me? Thank you, Eilyne.
You may like to learn more about schools that support children with autism here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php including the benefits of these...read more

What opportunities are there for a child with speech apraxia
The easiest way to search for schools in your area with special needs support and other criteria that’s important to...read more

I require assistance for my child with ASD but is hogh functioning.
You may be interested in learning more about schools that support children with ASD here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php For a more specific listing...read more

How does private school help with brilliant children with special needs? Do private school handle social issues such as race, sexual orientations, and classism?
One of the great benefits of private school is individualized approaches to education. With a private school that has special...read more

Do you have schools that assist with children with PDD-NOS or Autism?
You may be interested in browsing the schools we work with that support children with autism, here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php For a more...read more

My son has ASD, what kind of school does he need to attend.
To start, you may be interested in browsing the schools we work with that support children with ASD, here: http://www.ourkids.net/autism-schools.php For...read more

Do they have help for special needs?
To learn more about special needs schools in general, you may like to view our overview of information with school...read more

Special needs
To learn more about special needs schools in general, you may like to view our overview of information with school...read more

- Special Needs - Financing
you may be interested in browsing the schools we work with that support children with special needs, here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php to...read more

what schools can accommodate children with special needs and/or learning disabilities(ADHD, Aspergers, reading disabilities etc
You may be interested in learning more about special needs schools here: http://www.ourkids.net/special-needs-schools.php Our Advanced School Search tool on our website...read more

my child who has language delay. How can he get help from the school. Do you have language speech pathology or some sort of learning aid to support the kid like my son. Thank
There are a number of special needs schools that support children with language delays and employ specialized staff such as...read more

We are having behavioural issues with our son and need a school to help us change this, as it is quickly getting worse.
To start, you may be interested in learning more about boot camps in Canada here: http://www.ourkids.net/teen-boot-camps-benefits.php Our Advanced School Search...read more

I have a 4yo that has behavioural challenges. I am looking for a day camp for him for this summer. Am I asking too much to find a place that would be able to accommodate him?
There are camps available beginning as young as 4 years of age that can help support children with behavioural challenges....read more

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