My husband is in the process of moving to Dhahran camp around April and my daughter, the son and I are planning to follow around June. My 1st grader son is already accepted to SAES but my 3rd-grade daughter is denied due to the learning disability. She is not autistic or special needs. She just has a little focus issue academically so she gets extra help at current school. She is fine in the classroom setting and no issues behaviorally. I'd like to know if there are any US curriculum international schools in Dhahran that would accept children with learning disabilities.
DEMS is the only other US school I'd consider. If you go about half way down the following page, it mentions what support they might be able to offer. Learning support in Saudi is very poorly supported. Good luck.
The other thought I've had is to explore Bahrain schools. I dont know the decent US ones, and it's a long day for a young child, but I do know kids who daily (or weekly, when older) commute across the bridge.
My name is Jessika and I’m a new Aramco hire as a student services teacher. My degree and credentials are in educating students with mild to severe learning difficulties. I would love to be able to help in any way that I can during our stay. Please feel free to message me with any questions and hopefully as soon as I start (March 2019), I’ll have a better idea on how to answer more questions for you on getting your daughter the help that she needs.
Thank you jessikacan2 for the reply. My daughter was in the process of testing about learning disability at current school and the result came back negative. She has just a bit of attention/focus issue and luckily SAES finally accepted my daughter. It's great news! it is such a relief to know that great educator like yourself out there. I will definitely save your contact for the future reference.
Post by siliconvalleyexpat on Nov 8, 2019 0:00:53 GMT
Hi Jessika, we'd love to talk to you. Did you already start your job at Aramco? We just received an offer with Aramco in Dhahran and we'd love to get your expertise on schooling options for our 9 y/o daughter who has severe learning challenges. You can contact us at [email protected]