If you have ever tried to teach a child with a learning disability then you know what a challenge it can be. It can be hard not only for the person trying to teach the child but even more of a struggle for the child. If they are not given enough compassion and encouragement learning can continue to be something that they continuously struggle with even into their adult years. Forming a good relationship with these children is critical to their
When you make the learning fun and enjoyable for these children they can surprisingly pick up topics they originally struggled with. I have heard the stories of what happens to the children who are in public schools and don’t have the luxury of all their teachers making learning quite so fun for them. These are the children who struggle, sometimes their entire life. Once learning is known as a terrible experience for them it’s hard to realize that it can be an enjoyable thing when taught properly.
We have 3 children who have Language-Based learning disabilities. The beginning of their homeschool experience wasn’t necessarily the best. Since I was taught in public schools we are taught to think that learning needs to happen with books, paper, and pencils. That is the best way for people to learn. However, that is not always the case. Coming out of the public school teaching mentat
Each of my children needed something different for them to flourish as students and people because God made each of us perfectly unique. For each of the
If I only would have had the book Helping Your Child with
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What is Helping Your Child With Language Based Learning Disabilities All About?
This book by Daniel Franklin, Ph.D. –
For the homeschool parent, they lay out ideas and tips on exactly what you can do at home to help make learning fun and not a daunting task. Sectioned into each of the different language disabilities. The big idea this book teaches you is to form a relationship with your student or child. This makes the world of difference in learning. Not only do they give you advise on school
They even have worksheets you can print off from online that help so many aspects of teaching these children. These worksheets contain help with transitions, test prep, give tips for reading assessments, and even help with teaching your child to write. There are so many different ways you can use these to help with different struggles your homeschool student may have.
Help for public school students. This is one area I think many public school teachers need help in. My opinion is that many of these teachers are already pushed to the mad having to follow strict teaching schedules with a class full of children. Throw in a child with a learning disability and they don’t know how to make it all work. I know that there are some really great public school teachers who help these children so very much. I have also heard the horror stories of teachers, schools, principles not having a clue how to deal with these children. Or
Reading through this book will give you the knowledge and confidence needed to advocate for your public school student. It walks you through your rights as a parent. Gives you step by step directions on exactly how to help your child succeed both in school and at home.
Public School Teachers. As a public school teacher, if you do not have a child with a language-based learning disability in your own home it can be difficult to understand the struggles these students have. This book will walk you through the struggles, what you can do to help these children as well as give you some stories to give you hope. It will make your next school year amazing with these and all the rest of your students.
What Did I Like Best About Helping Your Child With Language Based Learning Disabilities?
I love how this book breaks down each of the struggles these children can have and walks you through how to help them. So if one of my kiddos is struggling with a particular thing now, for example, writing is a big struggle for them. I do not have to completely reread the book to recall what they told us to do in order to help them. You can easily find just that section on struggling writers and reread that part.
I love how they not only help give you support to your child to get through school but getting through life as well. Because let’s just be honest and these kiddos who struggle, don’t just struggle with school, life for them is often hard as well.
I was amazed at how the book doesn’t tell you to give worksheets or teach them this way or that. They tell you that your child/student will do better from you having a better relationship with them. What a breath of fresh air. Letting parents and teachers know just how important a relationship with any child is, but especially your child that has a language-based disability. If there is anything I remember about my not so fun public school years it is the teachers who helped me, like really took the time throughout the year to help me understand something I was struggling with. Relationships are not only important but leave life long impressions on these kiddos.
What a great thing that they include so many different language disabilities in one book. A parent like me, who has 3 children who have different language based disabilities would have to get one book for ADHD, another for Autism, another for dyslexia, and yet another for executive functioning. Not with this book. They have all the different disabilities in one great resource. So I can find help for all of my children all together saving me not only time but money as well.
Unteachable ~ An eye opening short documentary
Please watch this short documentary on just how much of an impact 1 teacher who truly cares for their student can make. It’s short, but an
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