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  • Writer's picturePaula Migliaccio

How Do You Get Your Special Needs Child Back on Track to Learning When Your School's Not Going Back?

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

First--WHY did online schooling not work for your special needs child? Because your child needs more one-on-one attention than others in order to keep him/her on a steady track of learning. Usually, the IEP ensures that individualized attention (one-on-one) happens. Think about it. When your child was at physical school, per the IEP in place, he/she might have gotten speech therapy, which is usually 1-1 or small group, or OT which is usually 1-1 or small group, or went to the Resource Room where a teacher usually walks around giving each student one-on-one help. Or perhaps your child had an aide who probably facilitated not just behaviorally, but also acted at times as a 1-1 educational tutor when your child needed academic guidance. With your school's online programming, the individualized accommodations of the IEP went out the window in favor of "one size fits all" online education, foregoing ANY one-on-one attention. Also, many special needs individuals cannot attend to all the faces seen on the screen--it's sensorally overwhelming, and/or they cannot go on and off line several times a day,

SO, as many schools decide to go virtual once again, what can you do to keep your child on his/her learning track?? Hire a specialized tutor who will work one-on-one with your child, engaging by creating assignments around his/her interests and being able to modify lessons on the spot based on your child's personal educational and behavioral needs that day. You need someone like me--the Special Needs Tutor Paula ( Why? Because I am also the mother of my own ASD/ADD/ODD teen whom I've had to homeschool on the fly, so I get what you're going through--I've been through it as well! I have over 20 years experience tutoring special needs individuals and 4 years experience working as a behavioral therapist, and am now a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I can keep your child moving steadily forward on his/her learning path, no matter what the schools are doing, while offering support to you whether you are doing online schooling again, or full-on homeschooling and need advice/homeschooling help (I offer homeschooling consultations on an as needed or continuous basis). FREE 1hr consultation is offered right now to talk with me about your situation and your child!

So HOW would I be able to help your child learn with me online when your school could not? Three reasons:

1. I'm giving your child the one-on-one individualized attention he/she's been lacking since schools went online,

2. Because I'm just with YOUR child, not a class of students, I can (and do) change my lesson plans on the spot to meet your child's needs either academically or behaviorally for that day.

3. I'm WAY more fun online than your child's school teachers were! I have an exuberant energy that comes across very well online, I wear Mickey Ears and jump up and down with students and have them write on the screen with me whenever possible and be interactive--most of my students don't want lessons to end and ask when they are seeing me next, I'm told over and over by parents! I make the lessons go around the child's interests whenever possible, so a child WANTS to do the assignments and participate because we're doing an essay on Harry Potter, for ex, his favorite book!

Don't let the experience of the cookie cutter "one size fits all" online schooling spoil your view of the wonderful world of one-on-one individualized learning that takes place when a specialized tutor is doing the teaching! SIGN UP FOR A FREE 1HR CONSULTATION TO FIND OUT MORE! Click here to Contact Me!

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