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By GreatSchools Staff

Special needs, special programs

Some kids with special needs or learning disabilities may find online curriculum more personalized than a teacher attempting to meet the needs of 35 students at once. According to John Edelman, the founder of Time4Learning, many mildly autistic students find that they can focus and learn better with a computer.

Perry, who was diagnosed with dyslexia, says he regards online learning as especially helpful to his disability: "I get specialized learning activities, which I might not have access to in a classroom."