My daughter currently attends a public school BUT I have ran in to a problem with the public school board. hp2 made me think of this and wanted to ask some people on here who might have children in a catholic school. From what I have heard the Catholic school board is more efficient and more equipped to help students with learning disabilities or who are struggling. I went to the Algoma Health Unit for a speech assessment and language assessment for my daughter. Their conclusion was she is just below average, her speech although lacking in some areas is average for her age and it more than likely going to correct itself by the time she is 7. Her problem areas in that aspect ar common problems. BUT when it comes to the language portion she is below average in two areas and they think she may have problems with reading and writing. They said they would only help her till October of this year(because they only help till a child is 4years 11 months) and after that it's up tp the school board to get her help. The public school board only has ONE person to help all the kids in the city, so if a school has a special ed class they can work with her throughout the school year on an occasional basis. Another BUT they won't help until she is in grade 4! Apparently the public school system isn't equipped to help or diagnose her until that grade. We already know she is having some difficulty, but by grade 4 she could be very much behind. I had a phone meeting with her teacher trying to get something set up for her when she returned to school in September, but there is nothing they can do for her. The teacher was nice enough to get her EA to work with her a few times a week, I work with her at home as well, but it's not going to put her where she needs to be. I was thinking of switching her to a Catholic school in hopes of getting her the help she needs. Anyone know how the catholic system works in that aspect?