Choosing a school for a child with special educational needsby Denise Vincent
Choosing a special needs school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will have to make and anything you can do to narrow down your search and make a shortlist of schools to compare will be very helpful.
There are a huge range of special needs schools in the UK including independent day and boarding schools, specialising in specific needs, such as Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome and physical disabilities, as well as schools for Dyslexic children. There are also mainstream independent schools offering superb educational support for children with all sorts of specific primary and secondary needs.
A boarding school can be a great choice if your child requires a special needs school. The continuous cooperation between the school, educators, boarding house staff and students enables a perfect symbiosis in efforts to achieve success in learning and happy students.
The internet has brought us so much information that sometimes it can be a daunting task to shortlist and compare schools. School comparison websites can provide an easy way to narrow down your search, especially if you are looking for something specific e.g. schools for dyslexic children. A good website will let you search for a school by specific needs and requirements and display the shortlisted schools side-by-side to compare and contrast, making at least part of the process quick and easy.
Every child is unique and you will find a school that suits your unique child within the independent sector.