Raising a child that has a learning disability is often an overwhelming task for most parents. Many children with learning disabilities struggle in state schools. Fortunately, there are boarding schools that place their focus on children with learning disabilities, including children with Asperger's. If you are a parent of a child who has Asperger's, there are several boarding schools you should consider sending your child to.
Little Keswick School
The Little Keswick School is located in Keswick, Virginia and features a variety of approaches to help educate children with Asperger's. The school provides a relationship-based behaviour management program, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, medication management, occupational therapy and art therapy. Students also gain real life experience by living in a dormitory setting that can help them overcome their social anxieties.
New Leaf Academy of Oregon
The New Leaf Academy of Oregon is an all girls boarding school for children with learning disabilities, including Asperger's. The school focuses on helping girls with learning disabilities learn how to communicate their feelings and needs to family members, manage their emotions, improve their ability to read social situations, build an academic self-esteem, learn how to make and keep friends and master developmental milestones that they may have missed.
The Glenholme School
The Glenholme School is a boarding school for children with learning disabilities that is located in Washington, Connecticut. The school features a therapeutic and socially educational environment, a diverse student body composed of students from the United States and foreign countries, an equestrian program to teach children how to care for another living creature and a curriculum that is adjusted for each students learning pace.
Talisman Camps provides two to two and a half week camps for children with learning disabilities. There are several different camp options including an introduction to wilderness camp, leadership camps and several adventure camps for varying age groups that include canoeing, rock climbing and other adventures. To help children with disabilities adjust to the camp, they use a strict routine to help children become comfortable with their surroundings and the camp instructors.