Special needs schools for slow learners in Johannesburg and Gauteng

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Children with special needs require special care and specialised education too. Kids with learning difficulties, sensory problems, deaf or blind kids, autism, disabled children or children with Aspergers syndrome – the list is endless and there is a big need for specific learning methods and therapy for these children. With the right kind of therapies, interventions and education, children with special needs have all the potential that any other child can have.

You’ll find special needs schools in various areas of Johannesburg and Gauteng
Ihsan School
Homestead Park Johannesburg
Providing a structured environment that supports and enhances each learners potential. The programme includes self-help skills, empowerment skills, independence, appropriate social and emotional skills.
All ages
Icandoit Therapy Centre
Various areas Johannesburg
We provide drug free therapy for children struggling in reading, writing , concentration, anxiety, etc, using the Tomatis method.
From 5 yrs - All ages
Hannaford Specialised Education Centre
Randburg Johannesburg
We are a home school centre, alternative learning centre, after care implementing BrainGym and educational kinesiology
From 6 - 13 yrs old
Barnswallows Swift Academy
Roodepoort West Rand
Therapeutic academy for children with special needs. We make use of a variety of therapies, including scio, chiropractic intervention, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and nutritional counseling.
From 3 - 10 yrs old
Guiding Hands Tutor Centre
Boksburg East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Home-schooling tutor centre, following CAPS curriculum supplied by IMPAQ, small groups tuition, ideal for students with learning problems
From 5 - 18 yrs old
Battle for your kids prayer group
Meyerton East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Battle for your Children Prayer group prays into the spiritual roots of our family difficulties. www.hisfootsteps.co.za 0798907408
Left-Hand Learning
South Africa
Lefthanded resources,stationery and workshops for parents and teachers of left-handed children
From 3 yrs - All ages
Out The Box Learning Centre
Blairgowrie Johannesburg
We have a unique space for children to learn in different ways such as confidence, social interaction. We also have a party venue and a playground for the rainy days.
From 6 - 18 yrs old
Cotlands
Turffontein Gauteng
Cotlands provides early learning opportunities to vulnerable children across the country.
All ages
My World Nursery School Benoni Deals
Benoni East Rand / Ekurhuleni
My World is a preschool that provides families with environments where they are guaranteed excellent care and education for their children.
From 3 mnths - 5 yrs old
Chrysalis Academy
Dainfern Johannesburg
Remedial Teaching, Indigo Learning Centre for Neuroscience, Dyslexia,Auditory Processing Problems, ADHD, Autism etc. Therapy, Counselling
From 4 - 18 yrs old
The Workshop Reading Centre Reviews
Sandton Gauteng
The Workshop is a remedial reading centre offering solutions for children with reading difficulties
From 5 yrs - All ages
Tutor the Future
Randpark Ridge Johannesburg
Home schooling tutor centre for Grades 4 - 7. Small classes. Individual attention.
From 9 - 14 yrs old
Bamboo Kids
Johannesburg
Early Intervention treatment for kids with developmental disabilities, autism, social skills, anxiety, inclusion support
From Birth - 12 yrs old
Play & Schoolroom
Norwood Johannesburg
Books, games, learning, teaching aids, special needs materials, OT & speech
From Birth - All ages
Unity College
Chartwell Johannesburg North
A school for special needs children which offers therapy, extra mural activities & an integrated learning programme
From 3 - 18 yrs old
The Maple Tree Early Intervention Centre
Midrand Johannesburg
A small school catering for children who have remedial or special learning needs. We cater for children with ADD/ADHD,autistic spectrum disorder,developmental delays,speech delays,downs syndrome,dyslexia,apraxia,prematurity.
From 2 - 10 yrs old
Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Support Group of Southern Africa - ADHASA
Blairgowrie All areas
Find information & support for children and adults with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Support Group of Southern Africa including recommended food list, advice support and referrals to other professionals to further assist you.
All ages
The Bedfordview Remedial, Learning and Therapy Centre
Bedfordview Johannesburg East
Remedial centre, homeschool centre, extra lessons, OT, psychologists, speech therapists all conveniently in one centre. We strive to make a difference in each learner's education through knowledge, caring and trust.
From 7 yrs - All ages
Perfect Little World Pre-School DealsReviews
Kempton Park East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Our nursery school caters for special needs kids and aftercare which includes individual attention, occupational therapy services and first aid.
From 1 wk - 6 yrs old
Lead Kids
Parkmore Johannesburg
New & exciting Early Intervention Centre and nursery school offering a holistic and nurturing treatment and educational model to children with ASD, speech delays, emotional difficulties and more
From 2 - 6 yrs old
Cornerstone School
Linden Johannesburg
Foundation phase school for children with mild developmental delays or difficulties
From 4 - 9 yrs old
Kindecaire
Jukskei Park Johannesburg
Our school is for children with neuro-developmental disorders, cerebral palsies or any other physical or neurological challenges.
From 5 wks - 12 yrs old
Johannesburg Hospital School
Braamfontein Johannesburg
Schooling for kids in hospital and long term treament, also autistic and visually impaired kids.
From 3 - 18 yrs old
Sunny Smiles Assisted Learning Centre Reviews
Roodepoort Johannesburg West
Assisted Learning Centre - stimulating home school environment for kids with emotional, learning or language difficulties.
From 4 - 10 yrs old
Omatas Assisted Learning School
Randburg Johannesburg
Homeschool that builds self-esteem, physical development and academics
From 6 - 12 yrs old
Shumbashaba Community Trust
Diepsloot North Johannesburg
Horses healing people - Children with disabilities; Youth at Risk; Life skills for Teens; Leadership development and Personal Empowerment
From 2 yrs - All ages
C.A.R.E Centre for Autism Research & Education
Orange Grove Johannesburg
An early intervention therapy centre pre-school and Centre of Focused Learning, for children aged 18 months to 12 years who present with features of the Autistic Spectrum Disorder. A safe place where these learners come for therapy, education, love
From 18 mnths - 18 yrs old
Ernie Els Centre for Autism
Braamfontein
Providing lower resourced parents of children with autism with FREE comprehensive training on best educational practices.
From 1 - 15 yrs old
St Vincent School of the Deaf
Melrose Johannesburg
St Vincent has a proud history of educating deaf children for the past 75 years. We adopt a child-centered, play based approach to education.We believe in developing the whole child.
From 2 - 18 yrs old
Johannesburg School for Blind, Low Vision and Multiple Disability Children
Auckland Park Johannesburg
A special school in Auckland Park for Blind, Low Vision and Multiple Disability Children, offering individually structured curriculums.
From 4 - 13 yrs old
Autism Early Intervention Centre, Pre School & School
Northwold Johannesburg
Our school is a pre-school and foundation phase primary school for children with autism, pervasive development disorders, ADD/ADHD and Aspergers. We offer specialized educational services, a fully adapted CAPS curriculum, extra murals and therapies.
From 2 yrs - All ages

How to use our Special Needs Directory


You may search by suburb to find a special needs school near your home or work but you may need to travel to find the best school for your child. That's why we chose to give you an overall look at what we have listed for special needs schools and all the schools are listed together. The short description under the name of each school will give you an idea of what they specialise in.

What do I look for when choosing a special needs school for my child?


If you’re looking at this page chances are you’ve already had your child diagnosed or you know what special need your child has. You can have a look at the short description under the name of each school or organisation and this will tell you briefly what they offer. Specific therapies are offered for certain conditions and remedial programs assist learners to work at their preferred pace. Teachers are well trained and specialise in the disability or need required. Schools are also equipped with specialised equipment that may be necessary for interventions in teaching and treatment. Extra murals can be offered and this is great for extra stimulation or therapeutic requirements.

Begin your search


We’re sure you are looking for the best care, nurturing environment and special facilities for your special needs child. Look through the schools and organisations listed on this page and you will find the area that they are based in as well as what they offer. Perhaps ask to schedule to meet and view the facilities. Good luck!
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