Students - Who Should Apply?

Brehm students generally possess average to superior cognitive abilities as measured by the Wechsler Intelligence Scales (WISC or WAIS). Well-developed reasoning and comprehension skills with relative weaknesses in processing speed and working memory are attributes of the Brehm student profile.

Our students often have multiple diagnoses affecting their performance with the core issue of having a language-based etiology.

We recognize the combined effects of learning disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), language-based processing issues, executive function issues and the social and psychological implications of not being successful in an academic environment.

Brehm offers direct interventions for students with:

Specific learning disability: defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD)
  • Communication disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Processing and memory deficits
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Anxiety

Brehm also provides interventions requiring behavioral and emotional support as it relates to academic issues.

Brehm is NOT equipped to meet the needs of students with these primary behaviors or clinical disorders:

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Active drug or alcohol problem or a history of active drug and alcohol problems
  • Aggressive/assault behaviors requiring restraint/Behavior Disorders
  • Sexual Perpetrator
  • Conduct disorder(DSM-IV criteria which include: lack of regard for the rights of others, no remorse, cruelty to animals, fire starter, bullies and threatens others, etc.)
  • Requires routine physical restraint to control own behaviors
  • Current pattern of self-harm behaviors
  • Pattern of runaway behaviors
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder


If you believe Brehm School might be right for your child, please complete our Request for Admission Information. We’ll send you a viewbook/application packet which describes our academic program as soon as possible.

Contact Admissions at (618) 457-0371, ext 1304
or email for more information.