Who We Serve

Vanguard Preparatory School, the leading therapeutic school in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is dedicated to meeting the unique requirements of individuals with special needs. Our therapy team comprises seven full-time clinicians who are supported by a community clinical advisory board. Our unwavering commitment to our students extends beyond our campus, fostering partnerships with private therapists, physicians, outpatient programs, residential treatment facilities, and camping experiences through a partnership with Momentous Institute. Most importantly, our core dedication centers on supporting and collaborating with the families of our students. We cater to a diverse array of learners across the Dallas region, including those with learning differences, autism spectrum disorder, speech-language deficits, sensory sensitivities, developmental delays, and various social and emotional disorders.

Academic/Learning Disorders

  • Difficulty organizing and expressing thoughts in writing (Disorder of Written Expression)
  • Learning disability that affects handwriting/fine motor skills (Dysgraphia)
  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Math reasoning/comprehension difficulties (Dyscalculia)
  • Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Social Communication Disorder

Social Emotional Behavioral Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 1 & 2
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    ⦁ Inattentive Type
    ⦁ Hyperactive-Impulsive Type
    ⦁ Combination Type
  • Mood Disorders
    ⦁ Bipolar Disorder
    ⦁ Depressive Disorders
    ⦁ Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
  • Anxiety Disorders
    ⦁ Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
    ⦁ Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    ⦁ Social Anxiety Disorder
    ⦁ Separation Anxiety

Attachment Disorders

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder 1 & 2
  • Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder

Approximately 20% of students were adopted into their families or experienced some other type of childhood trauma


  • Executive function deficits
  • Slow Processing Speed
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Angry outbursts
  • Depression
  • Underachievement
  • Family conflict (Disorganized)
  • Absenteeism
  • Procrastination
  • Isolation
  • Struggles with peer relations
  • Unfocused
  • Low self-esteem
  • High Anxiety