By GreatSchools Staff
It’s no secret that in the right learning environment just about any student will thrive. But for a child with a learning difficulty, the right learning environment can be hard to find. For parents facing this challenge, understanding what their children need in a school marks the first step toward getting the necessary educational support. Unfortunately, this understanding may only come after years of watching their kids struggle with oversized classes and overwhelmed teachers.
We asked parents of children with learning differences to share with us what would make a top LD school. What attributes would support their kids’ learning challenges? What amenities might transform their children’s experience of the classroom? What educational philosophies could accentuate natural strengths and cultivate a joy of learning?
While some parents disagreed on whether or not students with LD should be in mainstream classrooms, there was unanimous agreement on a few fundamentals:
Other wish list items included:
Thanks to the members of the GreatSchools parent community who contributed to this article.
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