In keeping with the theme of October is Learning Disabilities Awareness month, I wanted to share with you a useful link for tutoring and tools for children with learning disabilities. In yesterday’s post, I shared 6 tips for parents to advocate for children with learning and attention difficulties.
Children can benefit from tutoring. It is important to distinguish between homework help and tutoring. Homework help is usually conducted with a small group of students, overseen by an individual with education experience, to complete assignments and be available for questions. Tutoring usually consists of a personalized educational plan, with a baseline assessment of a child’s strengths and challenges and email communication between the tutor with the child’s teacher and parent. Tutors can be found by word of mouth, asking your child’s teacher/school, or looking at public library websites. Sometimes college students interested in education or with specific concentrations (science, math, foreign language) may be interested in providing tutoring help for a small fee. There are also center-based tutoring resources
I recently came into contact from another resource, Reviews.com, and I wanted to share additional practical information for parents from them who might be interested in online tutoring.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, higher levels of education translate to higher employment rates and higher lifetime earnings. It is unfortunate that many students are hindered because of learning difficulties or simply the inability to stay engaged with the required classwork. Since all students deserve an equal chance to achieve their highest potential, Reviews.com developed an in-depth tutoring guide designed specifically to help students who find a large classroom setting challenging. This comprehensive guide covers the benefits of different types of tutoring, resources that are freely available, as well as tools for students with learning disabilities. Read more about it here:http://www.reviews.com/online-tutoring/
There are also many apps available to make learning fun. Make sure you check out this video hosted by Common Sense Media (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/) with practical tips on how to use these apps with parental support. There is wonderful parent guides and additional videos on their website–please check it out.
Hope you find these resources helpful! If you know of others not listed here, please let me know! I am sure other readers would appreciate sharing tips and resources of what worked and didn’t work and reviews of some of these resources!