DePaul is a school for the unique neurological needs of children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD, sensory processing disorders, and working memory deficits.
Here's what we look for in a DePaul student:
Has dyslexia (often listed as Specific Learning Disability on an IEP), dyscalculia, working memory problems, ADD/ADHD, an IEP for reading comprehension, or a similar learning difference
Is cooperative with teachers and administrators, and a good school citizen
Keeps falling behind in mainstream schools and special ed programs, despite classroom participation and good behavior
Is willing to attend school regularly, work hard, and have fun
Works well in a multisensory environment with lots of sounds, tactile experiences, and variety
Will be in grades 2-8 in the upcoming school year
You do NOT have to have a formal diagnosis of dyslexia to apply to DePaul.
Signs of dyslexia include poor spelling, B/D confusion, difficulty reading a face clock, extremely messy backpack/bedroom, directional confusion (up/down, before/after, left/right), being late to establish a dominant hand, and difficulty getting good grades, despite hard work in school.
Step Two: At the end of the tour, if you feel DePaul is right for your child, schedule a tryout day. If you tour in the summertime, you can schedule a 30-45 minute screening to determine your child's eligibility.
Step Three: We will notify you of our admissions determination by e-mail, phone, or mail. Your acceptance letter and admission packet will include next steps for enrollment. Typically, enrollment opens to new students every March.
Fill out your application and submit it with your deposit to register your student and hold his/her slot. Be sure to set up financial arrangements through our office. We will work with you to help keep DePaul affordable!