A homeschool student can have a number of reasons to be a slow learner. Most homeschool parents may miss learning disabilities in their children if they do not have older children to compare them to. Meeting milestones is a good way to keep a check of your primary schooler’s learning abilities.
Identify the Learner’s Block
Pay attention to what the grade average is like and compare it with your child’s performance. You can discuss these issues on online homeschooling forums and in your local support group to get a decent idea of what your child should be able to do at a certain age. Should you feel there is a problem pick out the block. The easiest way to identify the block is to get your child professionally tested.
Remove or Remedy the Block
Once the problem has been identified, ensure that you work with your child to remove the block. There may be requirement of professional help if the disability is seen to be extreme, but most often it is the primary caregiver’s responsibility to help the child overcome the problem. Getting into a support group will allow you to gain a better perscpective of how your actions can help your homeschool student.
Reduce the Stress During Learning
If the homeschool parent is stressed, they will pass it on to the child. Please learn to deal with your stress in a productive manner and let the child be. Making them nervous about speaking up in the homeschool classroom is not going to help anyone. There is great requirement for patience and fortitude. Keep the ambience stress free and let the child have fun with learning.
Use Suitable Teaching Strategies
The regular teacher student equation needs to be shifted around to accommodate the needs of a special learner. Based on the type of learning block that afflicts your homeschool student, you will need to customize the way you teach them. There may be a requirement to go through many different teaching strategies before you can find out what works best with your special learner.