AT SOME POINT YOU MAY REALIZE that your child will not do well in a traditional, public school environment. Perhaps you are concerned about large classes, overburdened teachers, outdated textbooks, and other issues that plague many urban schools. Even if your local school has a good reputation, you may realize that your child needs a more specialized program. If another family member has dyslexia, you may be thinking about choosing a specialized school even when your child is still a toddler or preschool age. If your child is older, he may already be struggling and failing in school, and you may be seeking an alternative placement. Since children with dyslexia tend to struggle in traditional classroom environments, this chapter focuses on a variety of alternative approaches you may consider in choosing the best educational path for your child.