Amman - School Report Question and Answers
What services are available for students with learning disabilities at this school? Please describe your experience with these services, if applicable.
There are some basic supportive services for "light" disabilities. Extended test times, special support class. - Feb 2021
Amazing services for even the slightest learning disability. ICS is extremely welcoming and helpful. - Sep 2019
I don't think that King's would be the school for your child if he/she has learning disabilities. That being said, there are accommodations to students in wheelchairs with cerebral palsy, but I can't speak to anything else. We have a younger child with ADHD, and ICS is the perfect fit. Other families say the same. I wouldn't put a kid with any type of special needs at ACS. We were told at a tour "if there was space" for our kid with ADHD, so we didn't even bother applying. Also, a friend's pre-schooler did not "get into" ACS. Are you kidding me? What is this? Harvard? So, they chose ICS. - Nov 2018
Our youngest son has ADHD and is thriving. His teacher told me the other day that she figured out he preferred reading on the carpet on his back with his feet up in the air, so she joined him when giving him an assessment. I love that about ICS because I really feel (and see) that the teachers try to accommodate the children and their learning needs. Some have standing desks, some students have an aid in the room, etc. They are so accommodating that it has been unbelievable. - Feb 2018
There is a learning support person and an assistant, who lacks formal training. Our eldest child was diagnosed with a physical need which impacts learning, and we requested support from the learning support office but were denied support and told, for over two years, that it could barely cope with its current intake.
We received a letter from the principal of the elementary school in the middle of the last academic year to inform us that the school would no longer be able to support our child's needs: our child would not be re-admitted for the 2016-2017 school year, despite the fact that we were fully providing outside support for our child (which amounted to approximately JOD 400 per month) with occupational and social therapy. Our feeling when we left was that the school is trying to bar students with any kinds of special needs from continuing at the school, as I was informed by the administration, my child's teacher as well as other parents, that there were similar letters to ours that went out. - Aug 2016