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Teaching my literacy to adults

A very high rate of adults cannot read or write as much as they'd like to be able to. It can be very isolating for people who cannot read signs or maps, can't make their own appointments and don't know how to fill out forms. It can be a life-changing experience for people in this situation to improve their literacy so that they can have more independence. This blog has some information about how people can find educational courses to improve your literacy, as well as some tips on the best ways that you can support adult learners in your family.


Teaching my literacy to adults

3 Early Learning Services Parents of Special Needs Kids Should Know About

by Ralph Dixon

If you are the parent of a special needs child, you are already dealing with an uphill battle when it comes to the right learning environment for your child. Special needs can differ vastly and so can the education that a special needs child requires. If you are looking for early learning services that are geared to the specifications of your child and their needs, then there are some services you should know about. Here are three of those services and what to know about each one.

Readiness Programs 

A solid readiness program can help your child prepare for how the day to day life and routine of school will be. The readiness program helps them to develop learning skills, coping skills, and communication skills with other children and with adults. The development of these skills will help to determine if your child has any delays or issues that can be addressed early on. For example, your special needs child may have a speech delay due to their special needs. The speech delay can be worked on through speech therapy as part of the readiness program.

Developmental Portfolio

With most special needs children, you will want to track their progress in certain areas. For example, if they have a speech and hearing delay, you will want to track their speech and language development more closely than an area where there is not an issue or delay. A developmental portfolio will show the progress your child is making on a weekly and yearly basis. This type of portfolio can show areas where your child is excelling in and areas that are still having delays. This portfolio can be taken to your child's doctor to discuss if there are related issues that need attention.

Personal Development

In addition to looking for an early learning option for your child, you want to look for an option that offers personal development as well. This personal development helps the child find a sense of self. It also helps the child develop their own ideas, their own viewpoint, and their own way of handling or coping with difficult situations. This is especially important with a special needs child who may need to take different routes to learning and development.

These are only three of the learning services that parents of special needs children should know about. If you are ready to enroll your child or to enquire about the options available for your child, contact your local early learning services representative. They can help with questions, enrollment, and services that may be ideal for your child.