Blog Cruise – Helping the Struggling Learner

I think we have a tendency to assume that homeschooling is great for the average child and excellent for the gifted child, but if you have a child with any sort of "special need", well, maybe we should leave that to the experts. When in fact, homeschooling is a terrific option for a child who needs extra help. Where is a child more likely to get more attention than at home?

That is not to say that there are not extra challenges in teaching a child with a learning disability. The parents will need to devote not only extra time teaching the child, but extra time researching and exploring how best to teach that child.  The amount of time needed is going to depend on what the special need is and its severity.

This week members of the Crew are sharing their thoughts on how to help a struggling learner. Keep in mind that each member is coming from a different perspective on this topic.

~Jodi @ The Homeschool Desk reminds us Don’t Panic!

~Laura @ Day by Day in Our World shares some great tips for Giving Buoyancy to those Struggling to Learn.

~Annie Kate @ Tea Time with Annie Kate shares 5 different reasons for learning struggles in Overwhelmed, Under-Challenged, Unmotivated, Disobedient, or Just Plain Lazy.

~Debra @ Footprints in the Butter gives her 10 observations in When Learning Does Not Come Easily.

~Michelle @ A Life Better Than I Deserve adds Helping a Child Who is Struggling to Learn.

~Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life offers her tips in How do you help your child who is struggling to learn?

Now we are docking our ship and preparing to disembark because this is the end of this year’s Blog Cruise. But don’t worry, we’ll be starting another cruise soon after the Crew gets some rest and the new members come aboard.

We’d love to hear your suggestions for Blog Cruise topics or ideas for improving the Blog Cruise. Please leave a comment here on the blog, or if you’re reading on Facebook, you can comment there as well.

This post was written by Kristen who blogs at A Day in the Life.

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