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Unleashing Potential: 5 Ways that Tutoring can Help with Learning Disabilities or ADHD

Often, kids with learning disabilities like dyslexia or ADHD face extra challenges in school. These difficulties can affect their confidence and make learning harder. But there’s something powerful that can make a big difference in their lives—tutoring. In this blog post, we’ll explore how tutoring can help kids with learning disabilities or ADHD. It gives them personalized help, special attention, and a supportive learning environment that can unlock their true abilities.

1.It helps to create a personalized learning approach. 

Tutoring is great because it’s individualized to meet your child’s needs! Unlike a typical school day, where teachers have to focus on many students, tutoring is one-on-one. This means the tutor can adapt to your child’s specific needs and learning style. They can figure out what your child is good at, what challenges them, and teach them in a way that makes sense to them. This individualized attention helps them to understand things better.

2. It offers a confidence and motivation boost.

Having a learning disability, like dyslexia or dyscalculia, or ADHD can sometimes cause children to feel anxious or less motivated. But tutoring can help to change that! Tutors are there to support your child and cheer them on. When they see that your child is making progress, even small steps, your child’s confidence will grow. As a result, they will likely start feeling motivated and excited about learning more.

3. It provides smart learning strategies for your child.

Tutors who work with kids with learning differences know how to adjust their instructional approaches to help your child learn best. They use techniques that are evidence-based, such as Orton-Gillingham for dyslexia or providing executive functioning support to help a child with ADHD stay organized. In turn, these techniques will help your child to become a better learner and a better advocate for themselves.

4. It can serve as a source of emotional support.

Tutoring is not only about learning; it’s also about how your child feels. Children with Dyslexia or ADHD often feel frustrated or alone in their struggles. However, a good tutor is there to listen and understand. They create a safe space where your can share their feelings and get support. When your child has a tutor who cares, it makes a big difference. It helps them to better handle challenges and enhance their love of learning.

5. It helps to create a strong, unified team for your child.

The best tutors collaborate with parents and teachers as a cohesive team. They talk to each other and make sure everyone understands your child’s needs and goals. This teamwork is important because it helps everyone support your child in the same way. Additionally, the tutor can also give helpful advice to parents and teachers and add insights or strategies that will help to supplement their instructional progress at school. 

For children with a learning disability or ADHD, tutoring can be a life changing tool. It gives them personalized help, boosts their confidence, teaches them smart strategies, provides emotional support, and helps everyone work together to create a unified plan for success. If your child has ADHD or a learning disability, consider tutoring as a way to support your learning. Together, you can help your child thrive and reach their full potential in school and beyond.

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The LEC opened in 2016 to provide high-quality, multidisciplinary evaluations for children ages 4 through 21 living in the greater Denver community.

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