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Homeschooling Children with Special Needs

Not all children learn in the same way and at the same pace. This is especially true of children with special needs including those with physical, emotional or behavioral challenges that make homeschooling a better option than the traditional classroom environment.

At Adirondack Learning Academy, our program recognizes each child as an individual, and that all children need to feel successful in order to succeed. Here we offer just a few of the benefits of homeschooling your special needs child:

Work at Your Child’s Pace – Homeschool students do not have to keep up with other students in the classroom, allowing for extra time to review concepts they find challenging.

Individualized Instruction – As your child’s instructor, you will be able to explore each lesson with your child, answer his/her questions, and provide immediate feedback on your child’s work.

Fewer Distractions – The homeschool setting allows you to set up a home classroom that is ideal for your child. You can keep distractions to a minimum by setting up a comfortable, quiet space for your child to ensure he/she can focus on schoolwork without distractions typically found in the classroom environment.

Alternative Instructional Approaches –When learning at home, you can identify the learning strategies that work best for your child and implement them in a way that works for both of you.

Longer Testing Time – While students in a traditional school setting may have limitations on the time allotted for testing purposes, in the homeschool environment, students can take as long as needed for tests. Sometimes this extra time makes all the difference in the quality of the student’s work.

At Adirondack Learning Academy, we believe learning is optimal when it takes place in an environment enriched with support, encouragement and assistance. Each student will develop the skills necessary for achievement and academic progress, and establish a life-long love for learning. For more information on our services, give us a call today.

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