Landmark School works with students entering grades 2–12 who have been diagnosed with a language-based learning disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia, which falls under the broader category of specific learning disability (SLD).
Landmark carefully considers each candidate to determine a student’s readiness to access the curriculum and instruction our teachers are trained to provide.
Most Landmark students possess average to superior cognitive abilities, as measured by the Wechsler Scales (WISC or WAIS) and have a healthy social and emotional well-being. They have well-developed reasoning and comprehension skills but often have relative weaknesses in processing speed and/or working memory. Landmark students are motivated to learn. Our students struggled in traditional classrooms because their reading, writing, computing, and organizational skills did not match their cognitive potential.
Landmark School is tailored to meet the needs of students who have one or more of the following primary diagnoses:
- SLD (Specific Learning Disability or Specific Learning Disorder)
- With impairment in reading (dyslexia)
- With impairment in written expression (dysgraphia)
- Expressive Language Disorder
Many of our students have a secondary diagnosis or executive function weakness and/or ADHD.
Landmark’s specific teaching model and the curriculum may not be suitable for all students who learn differently. Although each application is assessed individually to determine whether Landmark is able to provide the student with an appropriate program, students with the following learning profiles are likely better served by other schools or programs that have the expertise to meet their specific needs:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Nonverbal Learning Disability
- Intellectual disabilities
- Emotional and/or behavioral disorders
- Complex communication disorders requiring direct speech and language services
If you have questions about whether Landmark can support your child’s learning profile, please contact the admission office.
Landmark School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness. For more information read our non-discrimination policy.