Kathy's question is good...some dyslexic kids need a lot more attention
learning to read, and some really need a lot of rote memorization and
drills to get the letters down. I didn't, but some do. If a parent had
such a child, would that child get any individual help or attention from
the school? In the public schools it's mandated, in theory at least. A
lot of the kids that don't learn to read are actually dyslexic, but no
one knows (it's not true that all dyslexics reverse letters).
ADD itself is considered a learning disability or disorder. For a
minority of those diagnosed, this is probably true. But the majority of
diagnosed ADDers actually just have a different learning and thinking
style and are very good at teaching themselves, IMHO. In a Sudbury
school I don't think they'd need any special treatment (unlike a
traditional school, where they would). Of course, I may be wrong.
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be lighted." - Plutarc