School Admission Criteria
In order to be considered for the school program, a child must meet the following criteria:
- The child must have a primary diagnosis of a Learning Disability (stated in a psycho-educational assessment completed in the past 2 years).
- The child must have average to above-average intelligence.
- We are unable to accept students with severe social/emotional/behavioural needs or those requiring 1:1 classroom support in order to be successful.
What if my child has a diagnosis of ADHD?
We absolutely accept students with ADHD (and other diagnoses), however, there also needs to be a diagnosis of a Learning Disability or Specific Learning Disorder. Our funding from Alberta Education requires that every student who attends our school program has a diagnosis through a psycho-educational assessment that states that they have a "Learning Disability" or “Specific Learning Disorder”. We are leaders in the field of both Learning Disabilities and ADHD.
Please Note: the intake criteria for our Community Services programs is broader than the school program. While the students at the school must have a Learning Disability diagnosis, participants in our Amicus and Psycho-educational group programs can participate if they have a diagnosis of a Learning Disability and/or ADHD. Read/Write, Assessment, Counselling and Parent & Community Workshops do not require a diagnosis. Check out our Community Services programs to see if they may be applicable to you and your family.