If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, one of your top priorities may be finding a school that matches your child’s learning style. It may be a little daunting, but armed with the right tools, you can find what you are looking for: a school that understands ADHD.
Here are benefits of specialized education for children with ADHD.
When you send your child to a private school that specializes in learning disabilities, he/she will be taught by credentialed highly-skilled teachers throughout the day while implementing research and evidence-based strategies. Not only do all of the teachers have special training to teach students with ADHD, all of the schools’ programs are designed to support the needs of these students.
Small Class Sizes
Typical classrooms today can be crowded, chaotic, noisy, and full of distractions. While this is a less than ideal environment for a child, it is even more so for students with ADHD. Students with ADHD have high executive functioning expectations and a lot of the time, teachers are not often well-equipped to properly manage their needs. Small class sizes and specialized instruction are optimal for individualized learning and fewer distractions.
Most independent schools are built around open communication between parents and administration. When schools make it a priority to involve parents in the community, families become an integral part of their child’s education. Not only does this keep parents up to date on their child’s progress, it helps strengthen parent-child relationships.
While we can’t speak for all independent schools for students with ADHD, we can tell you about The Roig Academy.
The Roig Academy offers a private, specialized education for children with ADHD. Our curriculum and educational philosophy is based on the best research-based programs. These programs have been proven to help students with attention issues succeed both personally and academically. We do not impose our children into a “one-size-fits-all” educational model. Rather, we recognize that many students with ADHD are very creative and possess the ability to think outside the box. We celebrate these, as well as each student’s individual strengths.
Our small class sizes and 7:1 student to teacher ratio ensures that each student receives individualized academic support. Furthermore, our students receive ongoing emotional and social skills support to help them develop. The Roig Academy encourages supportive small-group settings to help foster the skills that are important for successful interactions with others.
We view the school-parent interaction to be just as critical to your child’s success as the school-student dynamic. Further, we believe that the best schools encourage and maintain open communication between students, parents, teachers, and staff. This is why we have ongoing, open and strong communication through emails, phone calls, social media, and parent newsletters.
If you want to learn more about our school you can check our blog on how we are redefining education.