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Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- Benin, Cotonou) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

Infographic for special needs education in Cotonou, Benin at the assisted school QSI Benin.  In general, the school can support students whose learning support needs are MILD. We take light special needs on a case-by case-basis. 
The school is able and willing to accommodate students within the following categories: 
hearing impaired-no
physically and orthopedically impaired- no
visually impaired-no
autistic- no
specifically learning disabled-yes
intellectually disabled- no
behaviorally/emotionally disturbed-no 
multiple disabilities-no 
other health impairment-no 
speech or language impaired- no
traumatic brain injury-  no
Special needs support services include: 
teacher accommodations-yes
teacher accommodations learning support teacher-  yes
learning support teacher- yes
co-teaching/team teaching in the classroom- yes
academic support class secondary school- no
support special needs preschoolers-no 
use of IEP and ILP- yes
The school has a self-contained classroom for ELEMENTARY, Middle School, High school.
Maximum hours per week per student for push in 0 for pull out 20.
Special needs support staff in the school include: 
Social Worker-0
Special Needs Coordinator-0
Learning Support Teacher-5
Guidance Counselor-1
Services are available in English at post for the following: 
psychoeducational assessment- no
speech therapy-no
occupational therapy-no 
physical therapy-no
behavior and/or autism specialist (ABA/Behavior Plan/Interventions)-no
social skills group/social skills training-no
US credentialed reading specialist-yes 
reading remediation-yes
reading programs for Dyslexia (Ortho Gillingham etc.)-yes
math specialist-no

The school can provide the following: 
1:1 classroom aide- no
special transportation- no
transportation paraprofessional- no

QSI International School of Benin (QBNN) is an independent, coeducational day school, which opened in August of 2012. It offers high quality education in the English language from preschool through grade 12. QSI International School of Benin is a member of Quality Schools International, a non-profit educational organization with 35 schools in 29 countries. Additionally, QSI operates an online secondary program called QVS, QSI Virtual Schools. The school’s educational philosophy, which includes a personalized approach to instruction, teaches for mastery. The school believes in success for all students and seeks to create a positive learning environment. The school believes a child learns more if he or she enjoys the learning experience. The primary purpose of the school is to meet the needs of expatriate children in Cotonou, Benin with a view to continuing their education in their home countries with minimal adjustments. Creating a warm and safe environment is a top priority for the administration and staff. This educational program is also offered to Benin citizens who seek this education with a view to higher studies outside of Benin. The school has an active Parent Support Group (PSG) that plans activities for the students and school community.

This is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in fall 2022 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

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