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It’s the first few months of third grade and your daughter is struggling with language arts and math. The teacher tells you that she is very bright, but forgets the topics they have learned a few weeks ago. Homework . . . well let’s just say that it is more painful and longer than getting a root canal (not literally, but it’s pretty close).

When you reach out to a local expert on dyslexia, you are told that your daughter will need 90 minutes of structured reading remediation (private tutoring) at least 3 days a week (5 days was recommended) for the next few years . . . how does that impact your family and family dynamics? Not to mention it doesn’t leave much time for extracurriculars or other appointments (for speech, OT, etc.).

You talk to the teacher again and she says that she was never taught how to best teach students with dyslexia and that your daughter should just “try harder.” What’s next? You search Google to see what schools in your area offer remediation during the school day. To your relief many private schools offer remediation, so your daughter doesn’t come home almost every day to tutoring for an hour to an hour and a half then to the struggles of hours of homework. How soon can you register?

How do you go about the decision to choose the best (dyslexic) school for your child? 

When looking at private schools, I have created a listed by state for you.  This list will help connect you to private schools in your state and then you’ll be able to decide which is the best fit your child’s needs. If you are worried about the cost, most private schools and many state departments of education offer scholarships for students.

Private schools list below that have been accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators will have the designation after the grade level as “OG Accredited.”

DYSLEXIA PRIVATE SCHOOLS LISTED BY STATE

Alabama

California

Colorado

Connecticut 

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois 

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota 

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon 

Pennsylvania 

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

The best way to find a school that fits your child’s needs and encourages her strengths (and interests) is to visit the school and talk to parents who have students attending the school.

You can email me with any questions at nicole(at)dyslexiamomlife.com (@ for at – trying to deter spam). I am happy to share with you how we made the decision to attend the private school in our area (that specializes in remediation for students with dyslexia, where most students attend 3-4 years before transitioning to another school). There is nothing like the smile on your daughter’s face when she feels like she belongs and other students know how it feels to be dyslexic.

Best of luck – Nicole

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