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What is special education tutoring?
Special education tutors help students with mild to severe cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities. Special needs tutors modify the general education curriculum to meet the child's individual needs and involve themselves in each student's social and behavioral development.
What is disability in special education?
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) identifies 13 disability categories where special education should be provided.
Auditory Impairment (AI) – refers to a hearing loss not categorized by deafness.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – mainly affects a child's social and communication skills and behavior.
Deafness – covers kids who can't hear most or all sounds, even with a hearing aid.
Deaf-Blindness (DB) – covers kids with both severe hearing and vision loss that requires unique programs.
Emotional Disturbance (ED) – various mental health issues such as anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression.
Intellectual Disability (ID) – covers disabilities such as below-average intellectual abilities, poor communication or social skills, and poor self care. One example is down syndrome.
Multiple Impairments (MI) – a child with multiple disabilities in this list.
Orthopedic Impairment (OI) – covers impairments in kids who lack function or ability in their bodies, such as cerebral palsy.
Other Health Impairment (OHI) – conditions that limit a child's strength, energy, or alertness such as ADHD.
Specific learning disability (SLD) – conditions such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorder, or nonverbal learning disability.
Speech or Language Impairment (SI) – covers difficulties such as stuttering, pronouncing words, making sounds with the voice, or understanding words.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – injury to the brain caused by a physical force.
Visual Impairment / Blindness (VI) – covers both partial sight and blindness.
Reviews for Los Angeles special education tutors
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Grade Potential Tutoring is a fantastic resource for academic support and mentoring. I've been using their services for about five years, first for my daughter and now for my son. We worked with several tutors and we loved every single one of them! Particularly Kurt, who helped my daughter with her creative writing, and now Douglas, who works with my 6 year old son that counts the minutes to his next meeting with his tutor! The tutors are excellent and results are there to prove it! Moreover, I love the fact that the our you purchase are associated to your account and not to a particular student and never expire; so, theoretically, you can use them for your son in elementary school and use what's left for when he'll be enrolled in a Ph.D. program! :-)
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I found several tutors for my son to talk with but after meeting Perry, he knew he was the one. Personable, knowledgeable, reasonably priced, and after only a few sessions, my son got impressive results.
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Erin was great! She was on time and was very good at explaining the subject. We will definitely use her again.
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