The Dos and Don'ts of Treating Learning Disabilities

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The Dos and Don'ts of Treating Learning Disabilities

When my youngest child was diagnosed with a learning disability, I immediately started looking for everything I could learn about it. I knew that there was a lot of information available about the disability, but I found a lot of conflicting information about what works and does not work in dealing with the disability. I talked to a few other parents and they were left feeling the same confusion I was. I started this blog to help other parents understand what treatment options are available and what has and has not worked. I hope that by sharing this information, other families will get the help they need.


Different Learning Types And How ACT Test Prep Courses Can Help

If your child will be taking the ACT test in the coming year, you may be wondering what you can do to help him or her prepare for it. There are many books available that provide practice tests and websites that do the same. However, this type of preparation is merely extra studying. To truly give your child the best chance at doing well, you should consider registering him or her for an ACT test prep course where there will be visual, auditory, and kinesthetic teaching. Here is a bit of information to help you understand how these classes will better help your child.

Visual Learners

When your child is a visual learner, having a teacher who uses visual aids to focus on will help the student ingrain the material better than merely reading about it. Teachers will use graphs, pictures, charts, and sometimes 3-dimensional or physical items to demonstrate different concepts and ideas. An example would be having a model building that can be used to show how to determine its height by measuring its shadow. ACT test prep books will generally have practice tests and explanations for the answer, but no extra visual aids.

Auditory Learners

If your child learns best by having things explained to him or her verbally, it is almost imperative a teacher is involved. While the child could read the book out loud, without the proper placing vocal emphasis, the words can all run together and be confusing. A teacher can also add to the information in the books, giving your child more information that can be remembered when taking the real test.

Kinesthetic Learners

Kinesthetic learners do best when they can interact with things. There can be interactions on a test prep website, and some in books. However, a teacher can watch a child and see where there is a struggle and find some interactive way to help him or her better understand the problem. The instructor and students can create problems that are more meaningful to the student so he or she can then use that knowledge in other situations.

Attending an ACT test prep course provides your child with a teacher who can help when he or she is not understanding something. Going over practice tests is a good thing, but if there is something your child does not understand, even after reading the explanation, a teacher will be needed. The scores your child receives on this test are used for acceptance into colleges, placement in some classes, and for some scholarships. Give him or her all the help needed to do well on this test. Contact a company like Academic Advantage Tutoring LLC for more information.