Learning Disability (LD) refers to a group of differing conditions that interfere with an individual’s ability to learn, specifically in the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, thinking/reasoning, spelling, and computing. These are usually skills that are essential for any student to succeed in an academic setting. The international School of Warsaw believes that having a Learning Disability is not an indication of a person’s intelligence or lack thereof. The school champions the belief that learning difficulties only indicate differences in brain function and information processing, not the presence, absence, or degree of intelligence.
In many traditional schools, learning difficulties are seen as a major learning hurdle and obstacle, and many students with learning disabilities are either rejected or merely given the standard curriculum which is not a fit for them, causing them to struggle with catching up and conforming with the norm rather than reaching their full if unique potential. ISW believes that learning disabilities are not caused by and thus cannot be cured by anything; specific learning disabilities (SLDs) can and are managed effectively with targeted interventions, delivered as early as possible by qualified professionals who employ compensatory strategies in customized settings.
As an institution, we include and provide the appropriate academic programs for students with learning disabilities so they are allowed to excel and attain excellence at their own pace to exceed their perceived limitations. The school’s experienced staff facilitate effective academic and behavioral interventions in order to help design and produce a fully personalized program. Students with learning disabilities are guided to meet their highest levels of achievement, allowing them to experience opportunities for success at school, at home, and in the community.