Special Needs Schools

Could You Recognize the Signs of Dyslexia in Your Child?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing. Raising a child with dyslexia is a journey. As you move through it, you’ll gain a lot of knowledge about your child’s challenges with reading—and about the many ways you can help her succeed at school and in life. If you’re concerned your child may have dyslexia, here are…

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We Provide Services for Students on School Leave

We work with schools to provide services for students with a variety of needs. If you’re looking for academic support, either for short-term or long-term contracts, we have tutors with experience working with students: With behavioral difficulties (including students out on suspension) With emotional difficulties (including anxiety and PTSD) On medical leave/treatment Special Education Certified teachers are available to work with students with: ADD/ADHD Executive Functioning Delays Non-Verbal Learning Disorders Autism Spectrum/Asperger Syndrome Speech/Language/Cognitive Delays…

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Cotting School

“A tradition of innovation and excellence since 1893” Boston Tutoring Services interviews Lindsay Jean Casavant, Outreach Director at Cotting School, a special education school in Lexington, Massachusetts. Cotting is Different “Quite simply, we give students opportunities to succeed. Staff members focus on abilities; what the student can do becomes the single foundation for an individualized plan. Because our staff-to-student ratios are strong, programs and activities are tailored to each student’s individual learning style and ability.…

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Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center

Boston Tutoring Services speaks with Development Manager Caroline Cooke from Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center. Boston Tutoring Services: What types of special needs/disabilities does your school support? Caroline Cooke: Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center provides educational & behavioral services to children ages 3-22 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. This includes Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, behavioral disorders, and more. BTS:What types of therapeutic services do you offer? CC: RCS provides exceptional ABA services to…

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The Integrated Learning Academy

The Integrated Learning Academy in Newton, Massachusetts (ILAN) is a center-based school for students with Autism and other Developmental Disorders, serving students from the ages of three to twenty-two. “Given that Autism is a complex disorder with neurological underpinnings, the design of a comprehensive educational program must be in the hands of an interdisciplinary team comprised of Educators, Behavior Analysts, Neuropsychologists, Speech Pathologists and Medical Doctors,” Ellyn Ellis, a representative from ILAN, said in an…

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Stetson School

“The mission of Stetson School is to support youth and families and help them to form healthy and secure family connections, overcome adversity and traumatic experiences, build social competency, and develop emotional and behavioral self-regulation skills.”  – Stetson School Mission Statement Founded in 1899 in Barre, Massachusetts, Stetson School is a nationally accredited, fully licensed, Chapter766-approved Residential and Education Treatment Program for young men, ages 9-22, who have problematic behaviors, sexually reactive behaviors, complex developmental…

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Bay Cove Academy

In a new blog series, Boston Tutoring Services highlights Massachusetts Special Education Schools. This week, we feature a submission from Judith Gelfand of Bay Cove Academy: Bay Cove Academy is a small therapeutic school that works with a wide range of students ages 12-21 from the greater Boston area who have a history of emotional, social or learning difficulties. We provide a comprehensive academic curriculum, a full array of clinical services by our in-house LICSW clinicians, and…

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The Manville School

In a new blog series, Boston Tutoring Services highlights Massachusetts Special Education Schools. This week, we interview Suzanne Tiberii from The Manville School. Boston Tutoring Services: What types of special needs/disabilities does your school support? Suzanne Tiberii: Manville is a 766-approved private therapeutic day school. We serve children with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. About 1/3 of our students are on the high end of the autism spectrum (Asperger’s, NLD). BTS: What types of therapeutic services do…

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