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    If your child has already been identified as having a reading problem or you suspect one, proper testing and evaluation should be conducted before approaching any school. Identifying a problem and its nature better equips you to ask the right questions and find the best school.

    There is not one perfect school environment that will suit every child with a reading problem and his family. The perfect school does not exist. The key to selecting a school is to determine which school’s profile best matches you and your child’s priorities at a particular point in time. And your priorities will change as your child goes through school.

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    The steps and questions below will help guide you through the process of selecting a school and will also give insight to the range of possible programs and services that a school could potentially offer to your child.

    – Ask as many people as you can about the school, particularly parents whose children are attending or are graduates of the school.

    – What is the overall environment like?

    – Do the children seem happy?

    – Is there a sense of orderliness?

    – Are the teachers and administrators open and friendly, and do they welcome questions?

    – Find out how the school views itself and what experience and policies it has regarding children with learning disabilities.

    – Observe several classes in session.

    – Learn about the students who attend the school.

    – Learn about the school’s academic curriculum and its reading program.

    Find out about the school’s attitude toward providing accommodations, such as extra time on tests.

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