How to Choose a School for Your Child with Developmental Disabilities
Updated: Apr 1, 2021
Admittedly, choosing which school your child attends is a big decision. After all, education is what will determine what career path your child takes. Furthermore, it is also what will help form the foundation of their beliefs. Children soak up everything in their environment so it's important that the school you choose reflects your values, beliefs, and high standards for excellence. That being said, if you have a child with a developmental disability, this can make the process of choosing a school a bit more complicated.
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HOW TO CHOOSE A SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Visit the School
While researching online is a valuable first step to take, you really can't get a good feel for a school until you visit. From the moment you step through the door and are greeted, you'll get a sense of how the school is run, how friendly the staff are, and how accommodating they are to your visit. From there, you can take a tour and get all of your questions answered. You may even be able to observe a classroom for a few hours or the day to really get an idea of how children with developmental disabilities are taught, how discipline is managed, and the like.