Special needs schools for slow learners in 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 in Gauteng.

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

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

Cornerstone School
Linden Johannesburg
Foundation phase school for children with mild developmental delays or difficulties
From 4 - 9 yrs old

Plumfield Specialist School
Randburg Johannesburg North
Plumfield is a specialist school offering inclusive education to all and specialising in autism and related conditions.
From 4 - 18 yrs old

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

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

Perfect Little World Pre-School Reviews
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 - 10 yrs old

My World Nursery School Benoni
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

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

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

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

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

Bamboo Kids
Johannesburg
Early Intervention treatment for kids with developmental disabilities, autism, social skills, anxiety, inclusion support
From Birth - 12 yrs old

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

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

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

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

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

Little Oaks Remedial School
Benoni East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Little Oaks Remedial School for children 3 years to 8 years old. Small classes with experienced teachers.
From 3 - 8 yrs old

Kindecaire Deals
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

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

Remedial Autism Pre- and Primary 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 - 10 yrs old

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

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

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

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

Omatas Assisted Learning School
Randburg Johannesburg
Homeschool that builds self-esteem, physical development and academics
From 6 - 12 yrs old

Left-Hand Learning
South Africa
Lefthanded resources,stationery and workshops for parents and teachers of left-handed children
From 3 yrs - All ages

Forest Town School
Forest Town Johannesburg
School for children with celebral palsy, disabilities, learning difficulties, ADD and epilepsy. At Forest Town School we help all children reach for the skies.
From 6 - 18 yrs old

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

Cotlands
Turffontein Gauteng
Cotlands provides early learning opportunities to vulnerable children across the country.
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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