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10 Benefits Of Special Education Tutoring For Children With Learning Disabilities

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By: Suzie Dalien, M.Ed.

10 Benefits Of Special Education Tutoring For Children With LD | Special Education Resource

He was failing, everything…

Long gone were the days of asking for help, now, instead he mostly just sat in the back of the room and stared out the window.

He was a GHOST…

A kid who was overlooked by everyone, his peers, his friends, and even his teachers.

He felt alone.

His parents were stressed, frustrated, and lost.

They both wanted NOTHING in life more than their son to be happy, confident, and excited about his future…

Mostly, they just fought now.

Each with different ideas on how to “jumpstart” their son again…

In the beginning, they worked together.

But as he fell further and further behind academically, hope began to slip away… soon desperation took its place.

They tried “everything.”

Taking parenting courses, local tutoring from the kid down the block, trying to teach him themselves, talking to the teachers, principal, and other school staff…

Nothing changed.

This story is far too typical today…

Children slipping through the cracks of an antiquated school system, not prepared to help the vast spectrum of needs today’s children have…

Somehow, somewhere… these parents found us.

You see, their son wasn’t JUST depressed and behind… he had learning disabilities too.

Though they were hesitant at first (how could anything online actually work)… they decided to try it!

This was two years ago, and his story is now completely rewritten!

No more struggle, no more frustration, and no more loneliness!

 Is everything easy for him now?

Nope…

However, he’s confident, and understands so much about himself and his learning needs … he can manage challenges.

Special education tutoring is one of the most valuable services that a parent can secure for a child who lives with a learning disability.

Children with learning disabilities are often overwhelmed by the difficulties they face in a group-learning environment.

Moreover, these children are additionally tasked with the challenge of completing a range of standardized tests. Often, these tests are structured in direct opposition to how they confront and process information.

Special education tutoring can help pave the way to academic success whether your child is dealing with;

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
  • Language Processing Trouble
  • ADHD
  • Any Other Learning-Related Challenge

Following are ten ways that students can benefit from special education tutoring.

1. Helps Children Focus On Their Challenges

Attempting to process information and maintain pace with the rest of the class can be challenging.

As teachers and peers move on to new ideas and skills, students with special needs often find themselves in a state of panic, mainly when new lessons are designed to build upon previously presented information.

When children have access to special education tutoring, they’ll have ample opportunity to revisit challenging subject matter, use new strategies for accurately conceptualizing and comprehending these topics and prepare for the advance into related and more complex materials.

Ultimately, rather than falling behind in class, children can take part in special education tutoring at the end of the day or week and receive a chance to catch up and keep up.

2. Helps Children Grow Comfortable In Seeking Help

Working with educators who are both knowledgeable and understanding of their unique needs helps children feel more comfortable about their unique learning methods.

Not only does special education tutoring help alter how they approach the learning process, but these sessions additionally allow students to get a deeper understanding of themselves and how their minds function.

Children are better able to ask for help when they need it and more effective in advocating instructional and test-taking methods that will improve their lifelong learning experiences.

For older teens that are preparing for higher education, this ability to advocate for themselves will later prove invaluable.

3. Easily Match Students With Educators Who Understand Their Disabilities

It is not uncommon for special education tutoring services to pair students with educators who live with the same or similar learning disabilities.

These tutors often have the best ability to recommend effective strategies for overcoming learning obstacles, setting and achieving goals, and dealing with testing frustration and anxiety.

4. Help To Identify Individual Learning Styles

If an Individualized Education Plan or IEP doesn’t yet exist, special education tutoring is most effective when tutors can assist students in identifying their individual learning styles.

At Special Education Resource, our tutors all hold degrees in various special education fields of study and specialize in molding the curriculum your child is currently learning to fit their specific learning style.

5. Help To Identify The Best Test-Taking Strategies

Children take test differently when they have learning disorders such as;

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Language Processing Trouble
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia

Sadly, in many instances, there is little opportunity to approach the testing process in a way that is optimally suited to the needs of the individual.

Special education tutoring services can structure test prep to meet best the needs of those who cannot sit through hour-long sessions of reviews. Moreover, tutors can help students prepare for unexpected questions, such as those that are open-ended, or that may have more than one right answer.

6. Alleviate Testing Anxiety

Having access to strategies that children can use when they encounter unexpected questions or dramatic changes in test-taking routines can alleviate some of the anxiety that students feel during these processes. With special education tutoring, teens can confront important exams such as the SAT, with confidence and a sense of preparedness.

7. Helps To Secure Special Testing Accommodations

As teens prepare to take pre-college examinations, these children and their parents need to have a clear understanding of which testing accommodations are available in every instance.

Special education tutoring services can help people learn more about the guidelines for these special accommodations and about how to use these to the fullest.

8. Builds Confidence

Children with learning disabilities who receive special education tutoring services tend to be far more comfortable in the learning environment than those who do not.

This comfort can lead to fewer behavioral issues and fewer problems with;

  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Frustration
  • Anxiety

Children who receive special education tutoring on a year-round basis, rather than just before major testing seasons often experience the most progress.

9. Students Learn New Strategies To Aid In Their Comprehension

One of the significant hurdles that teens must make is discovering how to become and remain accountable for their learning needs when entering the college environment.

Special education tutoring services do more than prepare kids for pre-college examinations. These professionals also help young learners develop the strategies and skills that they need for succeeding in higher education.

10. Prepares Students For Lifelong Success

Ultimately, special education tutoring services help children to develop the best possible understanding of their learning disabilities and needs.

Children are given tips and tools for overcoming differences in learning methods, particularly when confronting new materials in-group environments. Priming them for success during the formative stages of the learning process, in college and beyond the campus.

With the help of special education tutoring services, students can rise above their learning disabilities and can pursue and attain their personal and professional goals and excellence.

The next step is finding out if special education tutoring is the right answer for your child’s needs. Start by requesting a free consultation with one of our special education tutors.

The process is simple; however, the effects could have a lasting impact on your child’s future. The consultation is free, and there’s no obligation to sign up for any services.

At the very least, you will have the ability to finally receive some much-needed answers and receive professional guidance to help your child with special needs reach their excellence.



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41 Responses to 10 Benefits Of Special Education Tutoring For Children With Learning Disabilities

  • elizabeth mutua says:

    it helps to identify and prevent disabilities earlier

  • Kathy says:

    Does this apply to a 504 plan as well?

  • Beth says:

    I have advocated for my son yo receive tutoring at our local college’s Literacy clinic ss well as some on-line, state accredited courseeork. My son is acsenior and attends high school half day for English, math and reading intervention. The other half consists of tutoring one day, physcial therapy (earning PE credit) two days and meeting with his therapist one affternoon. Supplemented with on-line curriculum of US history, health and algebra. I think asking that this special education tutoring be providedcafter school and. Solely on the weekends is too much for them…they need these supports provided during the school day when they are able to receive the greatest benefit.

  • cheryl says:

    how would you be able teachto high function autism chikdren .

    • Suzie Dalien, M.Ed. says:

      Cheryl… First, thank you so much for reaching out to us! Your question is amazing, however the answer depends so much on the child! Every child in this world learns differently and we strive to teach each student in the way they learn best. A great first step would be a consultation call to help lay the groundwork toward success! I will send you an email with the specifics. Thank you again Cheryl!

  • Gr says:

    I found the best tutor . My son is improving in all areas of academics. He receives 2 solid hours of 1:1 per weeks. I’m all for tutoring. Large classes with less aides mean less learning !

  • Shemeeka says:

    Yes I need a tutor for my child she’s 11 years old and in the 5th grade.she have problems with reading and math

  • Mary reed says:

    More information?

    • Suzie Dalien, M.Ed. says:

      Mary… Please check your email inbox, you should have received more information on first steps! Thank you so much!

  • Patti Schaefer says:

    I would like to obtain special education tutoring for my adult son. He was never afforded many of the above helps while in school. In particular determining his individual learning style and strategies to aid in comprehension. He still enjoys learning and is capable of such. Any suggestions for us?

    • Suzie Dalien, M.Ed. says:

      Patti… I did send an email a while back, as I’m confident we can assist you! We work with quite a few adult students and have witnessed some great success! When you have a chance, please send me an email so that we can set up a time to connect. Suzie@SpecialEdResource.com Thank you so much Patti!

  • Trisha Blakey says:

    How do you know if your child’s in a special education classroom, if the programs they are using is a good one and yes, my son has made progress and has met his IEP goals. I just would like to know how to get the school to change his program. I am not familiar with Horizons “Learning to Read” this is what he works on for reading but what about Math? What are good services for my son in this area, such as tablet, I pad, writing

    • Suzie Dalien, M.Ed. says:

      Trisha… I sent an email a while back regarding your questions. I would LOVE to discuss options and hopefully help get both you and him on a defined path toward success! Please email me when you have a moment so we can set up a time to chat… Suzie@SpecialEdResource.com Thank you Trisha!

  • Robin says:

    I have a 21 year old that needs help in studying for a licensing w
    Exam. Do you work with students past college with learning disablities or can you send me to someone who works with young adults? This population is very ignored. After all young special Ed students grow up into hopefully adults who need to compete with nurotypical adults. We need help…

    • Suzie Dalien, M.Ed. says:

      Robin… I sent you an email a bit ago regarding your quest to find assistance for your son. I hope you received that email as we do work with adults as well! Please send me an email if you can, and let’s set up a time to chat. Suzie@SpecialEdResource.com Thank you so much Robin!

  • Annette Brandenburg says:

    Hi,

    My son has autism, ADHD, and significant sensory processing disorder which create enormous challenges for him in the school setting. The school is struggling horrifically to figure out how to educate him, but because they are not set up for kiddos with special needs and don’t have the resources to do too many modifications of the environment, and haven’t really been able to have success with him educationally or behabiorally, they placed him on a shortened day, now he is on homebound. We are in dispute over the way they have used restraints and suspensions in the absence of a behavioral plan…bottom line he is a smart kid, 14 years old but with a 3rd/4th grade level education. I am anxious to explore ways to help him get caught up to where I know he is capable of being. Just wondering how your services work? Solely in the school setting? Do you offer anything for Homebound students? Thanks.

    • Suzie Dalien, M.Ed. says:

      Annette… I’m confident we can help your son reach his excellence! Please check your inbox for an email to get started… thank you so much Annette!

  • Kelly Murrie says:

    Interested in tutoring for my child with visual and auditory processing challenges.

    • Suzie Dalien, M.Ed. says:

      Thank you so much for reaching out Kelly! Please be on the lookout for an email from our Director Of Tutoring Services, Diana. She will be reaching out to you shortly with some ideas and guidance to help ensure your child gets the assistance they deserve! Thank you again Kelly!

  • Felicita Sanchez says:

    I agree with that, special education kids needs tutoring after schooll, that’s is a great idea to prepare those kids for a better future.

    • Suzie Dalien, M.Ed. says:

      Felicita… One-on-one assistance makes SUCH a MASSIVE impact in children’s lives!!! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  • cheryl Coogan says:

    do you work with high function children
    with Autism and where is the location

  • cheryl Coogan says:

    Do you work with autism children my son stuggle with got the pass ten years and I need understand why does autism part of the brain block his true potential to learn he is high function with autism.

  • My child needs alot of help with comprehension testing math communicating in the classroom and outside the classroom he has anxiety ADHD sensory and Asperger’s hard for him to stay focused on anything

  • Latrisha Blakey says:

    That is a great post and as a mother of a child who has ADHD and a learning disability, this post really hit close to my heart. I tried telling his teachers all that information and they just don’t get it. I know some teachers only get an hour of special education learning or whatever it may be but schools need to keep training the teachers because children are in special education more now than ever and they still are not being taught.

  • Kourtney Jensen says:

    I like how you said tutoring can help children come up with strategies when coming to a change or question on a test. Math wasn’t a strong point when I was in school, so I got a math tutor. From them, I was able to learn to take things slowing, and find ways that helped my brain work through difficult problems.

  • Jane Ambrose says:

    One of my best friends has a child who has learning disabilities, so I’ve been doing some research for her on some tips for helping her daughter learn. I had no idea that students with disorders like ADHD often take tests differently than other kids. It seems to me like the proper education and student care can really help them learn in school. I’ll be sure to share this with my friend!

  • Stacey Womble says:

    Hi,
    I have a 6 yrs old who will be entering kindergarten. She is developmentally delayed and has receptive and expressive disorder. She also has auditory issues. She has an iep, however, Iam at a loss at which way to go as far as education. My only option is inclusive classroom education or small isolated? Iam really interested in homeschooling with assistance from a tutor. The one on one is exactly what she needs especially since she has seperation issues . Any advise would be great..

  • William Sophia says:

    You were a writing a tutor’s advantages in this blog are the very beneficial for the children. Having every single point written on the blog is good. I liked reading your blog and got the right information. Thanks for such post and please keep it up.

  • Dalis says:

    It is good to be a sppecial education, we neen more books for special education.

  • Chetan Gupta says:

    Hello Suzie Dalien

    Education is an indispensable part of our life without which It’s difficult to become a perfect human being. It is responsible to deliver every knowledge & skills along with the change in positive attitude to have better quality of life.

  • Bernadette Cain says:

    I am looking for a tutor to help my son aged 15 he has autism,learning difficulties attends special school and December last year was diagnosed with audio processing disorder that the school had not picked up on My Son is leaving school this year and still only reads at a age 6 he was reading at a age 6 when he started the school

  • Tanisha says:

    Hello, I have a 8 year old son that is on the spectrum (high functiong). He is in the 2nd grade and reads on a 1st grade level. I am concerned that if I don’t find the appropriate help/intervention for him now, that “academic” gap will widen. Do you have a list of tutors in particular areas, that you normally recommend?

  • Ellie Davis says:

    Thank you for pointing out that children with learning disabilities that receive tutoring tend to be more comfortable in the educational environment. My son has ADHD and we have been wanting to get him into a special program. I think I need to do some research and find something in my area.

  • diana says:

    this article has be beneficial to me. i read and share it with colleagues. as educators dealing with special need is considered a privilege we get to explore so many things and at the end of the day make a difference in someone’s life.

  • Taylor Anderson says:

    I like how you mentioned that a tutor will work with the special needs student at their own pace. I’ve also heard that their are schools specifically for those with special needs, so that may be another option for the more social child. My cousin has autism, so his mom is trying to figure out if she should get him a tutor or not. I’ll share this article with her, so she can make a great decision.

  • Bree Ward says:

    I agree that it’s very valuable if a parent chooses to get special education tutoring for her child with a learning disability as it helps the child’s whole mental, social, and emotional development. Thanks for highlighting the benefits of such an education. In the event that I will meet a parent with a child that needs special care, then I will suggest getting this important education.

  • Bree Ward says:

    I really like how special education tutoring helps kids with a learning disability. It’s a good thing that you highlighted how these type of educating hone these kids to learn the normal way. My sister’s son has learning difficulties, I will suggest her to try enrolling her to special education classes to help him further.

  • Eli Richardson says:

    I’m glad to learn that infants with disabilities feel more comfortable learning with those who suffer the same abilities. My nephew suffers from Dyslexia and is having difficulties adapting to his elementary. I will advise my sister to seek for a special education program to help my nephew with his education.

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