When a Special Needs Child Requires a Tutor

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When a Special Needs Child Requires a Tutor

When a Special Needs Child Requires a Tutor | Los Angeles County Education Representatives

The law of the United States requires that special needs children be cared for and educated in the least restrictive environment possible. In many cases, this is done in the public school setting with the use of an Individualized Educational Plan. This plan sets forth exactly how the child will be educated, how his or her success will be monitored and in what type of environment the education will be performed. Some students may need classrooms with a lower student to teacher ratio than is usually used. Others will require different types of learning that make use of technology or even play to teach new concepts. However, occasionally, some special education students will require specialized one-on-one educational help, which can come from a qualified tutor.

The Usefulness & Advantages of Dedicated Tutors

Tutoring can come in a variety of formats. Some parents or school districts prefer to do the majority of their tutoring using online resources. With the impact of the online world upon families, it is no wonder that there are hundreds of qualified, premier tutors who provide their services online and who can help students from elementary age through high school.

However, other scenarios may require a private tutor that meets with the special needs student face-to-face. This is particularly important for students who are greatly struggling or for those who need a more focused environment in which to learn. In order to have a private tutor provided by the public school systems, special education students must have approved official diagnoses, which can sometimes be quite difficult to get.

At Newman Aaronson Vanaman, we provide legal help to families who do not believe that the needs of their special education children are being adequately or appropriately met. Some parents feel that their children are not progressing academically as far or as fast as they believe they could. In these instances, a tutor may be necessary, and our talented team of attorneys and paralegals can help parents work through these battles. In addition, once a tutor has been found, the parents and the tutor will have to work together to determine realistic goals for the child. With our extensive knowledge of special education and psychological evaluations, we can help in this regard as well.
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