Educating Children With A Learning Disability

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Homeschooling is an excellent way of educating children with a learning disability. The personal one-on-one attention is very stimulating and goes a long way towards a more focused learning experience. It also helps that the parent and child have a long history of knowing each other. There are no trust issues to get out of the way and the learning takes place in the home, so the child doesn't have to be afraid of leaving it to go to a strange school with potentially mean students.

A lot of kids are fearful of going to public school if they have learning issues. Other kids can be cruel sometimes and if they sense someone might be a little slow or otherwise different, they can be really cruel. This can be devastating to some children. They run from it, become self-conscious or learn to hate school very quickly. And who could blame them? Teachers try to reel in this sort of behavior, but they can't be there all the time. There's recess, the cafeteria, the bus and a thousand other places to verbally abuse the young student.

Whether the child is a slow learner, dyslexic or has some other disorder, homeschooling can help. There are many different programs and methods to choose from. Knowing how the child learns is important in picking the method and curriculum for a child of this type. Of course the parent does have this knowledge already and can find something appropriate for their student. A public school may have only one method they favor for teaching, but it may not be the best fit for your child. With homeschooling you can choose what you think will work the best and teach it as fast or as slow as you wish.

To help you out in the beginning or on an on-going basis, there are some great online and correspondence schools out there for kids with disabilities. You can check them out online before you buy or better yet find someone who's used them before. Checking in with forums or local support groups is a great way to do your due diligence on a curriculum. There's nothing like hearing from someone who's already been there. You may pick up some other teaching tips at the same time. It might also ease any fears you may be having about teaching yourself.

Don't forget about non-profit groups that may represent your child's affliction. They probably have websites where you can go and search for any suggestions they may have for teaching kids with this disorder. Chances are they will and they might even cite some success rates by using one method or another. This could give you some great insight into knowing which learning method path to take.

Educating children with a learning disability by homeschooling is an excellent choice. It will be much more effective for your child and can be a very rewarding experience for you.

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A J Adams has had a keen interest in home schooling for a number of years. With several public school teachers in his family, he has had many discussions regarding current school problems. He's heard many suggestions, one of which was the growing number of children being home schooled. After a thorough period of research, he decided to write an article about educating learning disability children. He will be submitting more in future articles. Mr. Adams also owns and maintains a website with his wife at http://www.elementary-home-schools.com where you can get a free 10-part mini-course on homeschooling and watch a touching video made by a young man to thank his mother for her many years of homeschooling him.

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This article was published on 2010/03/30