1) How do I find a tutor for my dyslexic child?
There are several national organizations that may be able help you through this process and give local professional referrals. For instance, you can contact the International Dyslexia Association, or the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA). In addition, you may wish to contact your local school district to learn of any free tutoring services offered, or a local university that may have a list of teachers who also tutor.
You may also want to ask the teachers and guidance counselor at your childs school for suggestions for a tutor, since they will be familiar with his/her specific strengths and weaknesses. Local schools often know of great tutors located in the schools neighborhood.
Lastly, be a good consumer in this process. Ask potential tutors about their experiences and what they specialize in before you choose a provider. You want to make sure that the person you choose will be a good match for your child.
2) My child has a learning disorder and ADHD. I have heard commercials for tutoring centers. Can you give a recommendation as to which is best?
Ask potential tutors and consultants about their experiences and what they specialize in before you choose a provider. You want to make sure that the person you choose will be a good match for you and has experience working with children with issues similar to your childs areas of need.
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