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Old 11-12-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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Default Best Schools for Dyslexia in the Atlanta, GA area?

Hi,
I am moving to Georgia soon and would like to find a school for my son. He is in elementary school and suffers from dyslexia. I would like to find a good environment for him to grow and learn in. This has been such a problem with him in the public schools here in Michigan. Does anyone have any suggestions about where the best schools are in the area for this?
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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The Pathways Academy is a great school in Marietta, Georgia. It is a private school for students with dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties. It is a K-6 school also.
Their website is 4010 Canton Road, Marietta, Georgia 30066 The Pathways Academy

It's also pretty neat they run a dyslexia support network also you can see it here
PATHWAYS ACADEMY - Dyslexia Support Network (http://pathwaysdyslexianetwork.com/ - broken link)

The staff is super supportive and the environment is also extremely nice. I would highly recommend it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Please look into The Schenck School in Sandy Springs. Founded in 1959, The Schenck Schools serves children K - 6 with dyslexia. Both of my children went there and had an incredible experience. The teachers are all Orton-Gillingham trained and certified. Children typically stay there for 2 - 3 years and are then transitioned back to either their public school or a private school that can meet their needs.

You may want to consider placing your child in public school for at least one year though as there is a law in Georgia that provides some financial support for children who have been receiving services through the public school system and then move to a specialized private school to address their needs. I'm sorry that I don't know the name of this program as it came about after my two left Schenck, but I do know that the money is only available if you were receiving services through the public school system first.

Call The Schenck School and ask to speak with the admissions director to set up an evaluation. Even the evaluation process alone is worth the effort as you will learn so much about your child's learning style.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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Mill Springs Academy (Milton) is another option.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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Sage School is in Gwinnett County (NE Metro) and is dedicated to the student gifted with dyslexia and other language learning differences.
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