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Schools, Coaches, & Tutors for special kids

Schools, Coaches, & Tutors for special kids

Below are websites of resources, listed in alphabetical order. The list is not all-inclusive, but includes places our patients have used. We do not endorse one  over another. It can be a very personal choice and we encourage you to research your options and choose the best fit for your family. This list does not constitute a referral. Many of these locations are not covered by medical insurance. Check with your insurance provider and the locations for payment options.

This is provided for your information only and does not constitute a referral or recommendation.

Accelerated Schools of Overland Park is an accredited school that creates a learning program designed specifically for your student. 

Applied Learning Processes is a learning center providing research-based diagnosis and treatment for learning difficulties experienced by children, adolescents and adults. Their methods stimulate the basic sensory-processing deficits that underlie language disorders and fall under the umbrella of Orton-Gillingham techniques as defined by the International Dyslexia Association. 

Autism From the Start provides a diverse range of individual and family-focused therapies. Their methodologies are evidenced-based, innovative, and delivered in a manner that best fit the needs of the family. They specialize in working with young children through the age of seven.

Decoding Dyslexia offers a list of resources in Johnson County.

Dyslexia Tester and Tutor offers testing and tutoring for dyslexia and penmanship.

Focal Point Coaching provides coaching for those with ADHD to live up to their full potential. From the website: A professionally trained ADD / ADHD coach is equipped to guide you, as you freely explore your unique self and identify forgotten talents. ADD / ADHD coaching gives you an understanding, develops skills, and builds on your strengths. Because, your exceptional mind can free you from the challenges that hold you back in life.

Horizon Academy is a private fully accredited school specializing in children with learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other learning differences. They offer tutoring and summer camps for students who don't attend their full time program.

Kay Grossman, MA, LLC provides ADHD coaching for adults and older teens with ADHD.

Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center treats children with developmental disabilities from birth to six years of age.

Metropolitan School of the Arts is a private, coed visual-performing arts high school.

The North Star Academy offers intensive on-site services for individuals from the age of 5 to 22 with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder.

Odyssey Learning LLC provides Life Coaching for ADHD and Executive Functions.

Parent Success System offers online parent program that teaches parents to use a coach-approach with their children.

PossAbilities is a pediatric therapy clinic specializing in therapy for children of all ages with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities and other developmental challenges.

Skills to Succeed offers classes for those with autism, ADHD, and other learning disorders. Classes focus on issues such as social skills, anger management, parenting, and more.

Stepping Stones uses the Barton Reading and Spelling system to help identify and treat dyslexia.

Sylvan Learning Centers provide tutoring and skills assessments.

Tourette Syndrome Association offers help for those with tic disorders. They have local student ambassadors who will visit schools, scout groups, or other groups needing to learn about tics and help with understanding. 

Residential Schools

If your child needs to be removed from the home for personal or family safety or would benefit from a residential setting, there are many residential therapeutic programs across the US. Please see this Pinterest Board of many - though most are not known to me other than online findings. The purpose is solely to help you find schools.

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