Every child’s learning style is different. Some children may need more visuals, others need more repetition, but according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), 1 in 5 students has a learning disability that is holding them back from reaching their full potential in the classroom. It’s more common than you’d think. Many parents are finding that the attention they’re able to devote to addressing their children’s challenges in a homeschool environment is helping to overcome those learning disabilities (LD).
Many schools do not have the resources for robust specialized learning programs to help students with a learning disability in the way that they need it. And as a result, students often fall behind, their self-esteem takes a hit, and it becomes harder for them to catch up. The NCLD reported that 7 out of 10 students with LD will spend 80 percent of their time in general classrooms with no specialized support.
In a homeschool environment, parents are able to give their undivided attention to the needs of their child with a learning disability. If more time should be spent on the fundamentals of reading and phonics, then you can do that. The option to make that call is there when the lessons are flexible and customizable.
With Abeka video lessons, Christine has seen the results of that flexibility first hand. Both of her children have learning challenges, and their family has found success with Abeka’s homeschool video lesson curriculum.
“We just moved at a little slower pace when they were little. It’s proved to work,” Christine said.
Learning In a Safe Environment
Christine’s daughter has Asperger’s syndrome. She struggles with social settings and adjusting her behavior around others, but through video lessons, she has the opportunity to learn from a classroom setting without getting overwhelmed. She’s picked up on how to take turns, and the appropriate way to interact with classmates and adults just by viewing those actions at home on video.
“It’s really paid off socially, in a world where she’s not really the same as everyone. It’s been a really great program.”
Christine has been able to be a part of helping her daughter overcome her learning challenges by using the Abeka homeschool video lessons. And there are many families out there handling similar issues in a completely different way. That’s the beauty of homeschool – there’s no right or wrong way. Do you have a similar story you’d like to share or questions? Post it on Facebook or Instagram and tag us, then hashtag #AbekaMomtoMom.