Your LD child isn't thriving at their school.

It’s  a tough pill to swallow when your school’s special education services aren’t amounting to student success.

But there are steps you can take to help get your child’s education back on track. 

Talk to the school and be your child’s most reliable and determined advocate.

  • Be direct, forthcoming, and detailed in describing the struggles your child is facing.
  • If the faculty and administrators develop a plan of action, make sure it includes metrics for success as well as a timeline.
  • Follow up at each step of the plan.

If your child’s needs exceed what the school can provide, you may need to start looking for a new school.

  • To compensate for ineffective pull-out services and other inadequacies, LD students often deal with a hectic schedule of tutoring and/or therapy, social-emotional challenges, and more.
  • Keep in mind that the longer you wait to address your child’s needs at school, the harder it will be for them to start thriving academically and social-emotionally.
  • On the other hand, the sooner you can place them in the right learning environment, the bigger the impact you can make in their life.

Westmark admits students on a rolling basis, so we are open to inquiries throughout the year.

If your child’s diagnosis falls within our scope of expertise (see Is Westmark Right for Your Child?), continue exploring our website and fill out an inquiry form. Our Admission team will be in touch to begin a conversation about Westmark as a potential new school for your child.