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Old 03-30-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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Default Best Schools for ADHD / Speech Delays in Miami

Hello,
I am new to this forum and new to Miami. We currently live in Coral Gables and my 7 year old son attends a public elementary school there. My son has been diagnosed with ADHD and significant speech / language delays. He is not getting the services or attention he needs at this current school. It is so heart wrenching watching him struggle and he is aware he is "different" and it breaks my heart! I was hoping to get some input from the other mom's out there on what schools - public or private that are recommended for children with ADHD and learning delays. We are applying for the McKay scholarship too. We are open to having him attend a school anywhere in this miami area and want to compare schools.
Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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I know absolutely nothing about your state, but we had similar issues with our daughter. You can hire an educational specialist who can help you find a school that will suit your son. There is also a chapter of CHAAD in your area. Here's the website: CHADD Affiliate #844 They should also be able to send you in the right direction. Good luck.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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There is a wonderful school about 10 miles west of Coral Gables that handles "ADHD" by simply educating the

child. They uniformly handle students and bring them up to grade level.


They tell the child they do not believe he is really learning disabled

but he will have to learn and that it might involve some work.
They find out what the child is interested in and tailor a program

around that.

Then they test to find the actual level of understanding and start

there by clearing up confusions and bringing them up to grade level.

The students actually start to like school!

They also teach manners! (This often produces a positive effect in the

whole family!)

The school is called Help Miami they are in the Miller Square Shopping

Mall at the corner of SW 56th St. and SW 137th.

HELP Miami
13828 SW 56th Street
Miami, FL 33175
Phone: (305) 752-4003

Check it out at: Hollywood Education & Literacy Project Miami (H.E.L.P. Miami ) School and Tutoring Center

(If you are not in Miami you can contact them anyway about help setting

up such a school in your area!)
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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Hi, I just wanted to let you know that a new school for children with disabilities is opening up for the 2011/2012 school year. It is called the School for Unique Learning and is located at the Dave and Mary Alper JCC. The school is small and the grades range from K-2. We have small class sizes with a 3:1 ratio. The facility itself is huge. It has two playgrounds, a swimming pool, a baseball field, children's theatre, etc.

We are now accepting applications and we accept the McKay Scholarship. For more information please contact us at 305.271.9000 ext 237. Our address is 11155 Sw 112th Ave. Miami, Fl. 33176
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