Every child learns differently, and some kids need specialized support for the ways they learn and process information. In addition, some children have special needs beyond what a regular classroom can offer, so parents need to know all their options for finding special education resources.
Learning disabilities can range from mild to severe, and there’s help here in Los Angeles for whatever your child needs. Early intervention is very important to help overcome developmental disabilities, so that children can stay on track in school and not become discouraged.
Whether you’re looking for a special education program within your local school system, an entire school devoted to kids with special needs, or even a speech therapist or occupational therapist, this list should help you get started finding solutions for your kids.
Regional Centers are non-profits and can provide diagnoses and assessment of eligibility for services and resources. They can serve families from birth and into adulthood. There are 21 Regional Centers throughout California.
These Centers help coordinate services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and were created by the Lanterman Developmental Services Act in 1966. They contract with the State of California, so there may be no charge to your family.
GALS LA is a free all-girls public charter middle school serving students in grades 6-8 in the San Fernando Valley. GALS LA takes a holistic stance to development that recognizes the deep connection between a healthy mind and a healthy body. Through the integration of a health and wellness curriculum addressing the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of female adolescents, GALS LA helps students to emerge as leaders of their own lives. The young women at GALS LA have the ability to pursue their strengths and passions, and to understand their responsibility to the local and global community.
The Girls Athletic Leadership School Los Angeles envisions a world where all young women, regardless of their background, have the opportunity to access the skills, knowledge, and self-determination to succeed in secondary school, college, their communities, and the world.
Noted for Social Emotional Learning and Movement Based Learning
Leaps n Boundz provides therapy, recreation and social programming for individuals with diverse abilities. We teach in therapeutic and fun environments that promote strength and growth in all aspects of life. Play and movement are used as tools to increase motivation, improve life-skills, build self-esteem and create opportunities for social interactions. Our programs enable individuals of all abilities, through individualized goals and objectives, to improve his/her quality of life. Through increased independence, our safe and supportive environments provide participants with unique experiences and creative learning opportunities.
Pacific Preparatory is an accredited K-12 school where students meet virtually with their teachers one-on-one, receiving real-time instruction. Curriculum is always interactive and our teachers adapt activities and homework to fit each student using both physical and virtual materials. We serve a wide variety of learners, including those needing an accelerated pace and those with complex learning challenges. With two decades of experience, we offer innovative school options for families who desire the highest quality educational programming in a non-traditional setup. Rolling admissions is offered with single course, part-time, full-time and transitional options.
Total Tutors brings a new way of educating through individualized education programs, psychology-backed methods, and seasoned education professionals. The success of our private tutoring programs stems from our own evaluations and extensive tutor matching process that cater to each student’s individual needs, helping them learn effectively and build positive connections with education. We offer tutoring for all subjects K – 12 with a focus on elementary education, as well as test prep and reading/ writing & math/ logic development programs, in-home or virtually. No what your needs are, trust Total Tutors to deliver the best education and help unlock your child’s full potential.
Total Tutors offers customized learning pod support to assist in and supplement distance learning for small groups. Our experienced educator meets the pod at any location in Orange County or online, reviews and reteaches materials covered in online curriculum, assists in homework and project completion, and provides a safe and structured environment for learning. We also offer additional pod enrichment programs with a mix of Arts & Sciences, music, and physical activity to provide an engaging, well-rounded education experience.
Total Tutors offers enrichment programs for music, instruments, Arts & Sciences project-based learning, supplemental education, and fitness & sports programming offered through Fit First. Our enrichment programs can be offered as targeted private lessons or learning pod enrichment programs that offer a mix of enrichment opportunities. Enrichment programs are offered in-home in Orange County or as online lessons or workshops.
Total Tutors offers special education services for behavior intervention, social skills instruction, and custom education programs tailored to each student’s specific needs, as well as life skills classes for all students. We have a team of highly qualified and accomplished professionals from various fields to teach GATE students and advanced extracurricular subjects. With many experienced ABA trained and special education certified staff and field experts, we are the best choice for special needs tutoring.
Located in Irvine, Orange County and serving clients online as well.
Beach Cities Speech Therapy (310) 684-3896
Carrico Pediatric Therapy (909) 586-0509
LA Speech Therapy Solutions 323-522-6071
Pediatric Therapy Playhouse 877-799-6949
Thrive and Shine Speech Therapists ?310-954-9614
TLC Speech Therapy 213-505-5589
Kids Therapy Made Simple 310.365.0500
Napa Center 888-711-NAPA
OT Studios LA 323-285-2283
Personal Touch Occupational Therapy (323) 306-6064
Play to Progress 323. 782. 3331
Whole Child Therapy 909.451.8521
Villa Esperanza Services (626) 449-2919
This website does not provide medical advice. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This directory is self-service and is not vetted independently by MomsLA. The directory is for informational purposes only and is not meant to imply an endorsement or recommendation for any of the providers listed.
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