Our Akron tutors know that no two students learn the exact same way. Yet classroom instruction across Ohio is largely uniform and rigid. That can lead a lot of headaches and heartaches – especially if a child has disabilities, developmental delays, or some other medical diagnosis (Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, ADHD, etc.) that often correlates to academic difficulty.
But even when parents know their child is not thriving in the public education system, they may feel powerless because they lack the time and resources to be able to homeschool them or the experience to effectively tutor them.
With the new 2022-2023 school year soon upon us, it’s a good time to remind parents and caregivers in Northeast Ohio that there are academic supports available for your child, as well as alternatives to either the traditional education model, homeschool at home, or virtual school.
At Therapy & Wellness Connection, our highly-qualified and specially credentialed teachers provide tutoring and homeschool instruction to kids with special needs at our Brecksville clinic.
Homeschool classes are held each weekday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in our clinic. Our flexible, project-based curriculum takes your child’s unique learning style into account – while still meeting state standards and goals. In addition to core subjects like English, Math and Science, we also offer dance, music, and equine therapy. And all this is on top of the speech, occupational, and ABA therapy services we offer. We also provide before-and-after care.
Our tutors (who provide assistance in reading, math, and handwriting) are all certified in the Wilson Language Training program. If you’re not familiar, it’s essentially a multi-sensory approach geared toward helping kids with learning disorders like dyslexia and conditions associated with delays and other challenges.
Educational programs at TWC are overseen by intervention specialists who have earned master’s degrees specifically studying how to design differentiated studies for kids with IEPs (individualized education plans). These professionals are employed full-time at local school districts, but are contracted by TWC to develop individualized lesson plans specifically for each of our students.
No More Battling With the School District to Do What’s Right for Your Child
“Part of the reason I decided early on to prioritize special education alternatives and supports at my clinic was because I had heard so many horror stories from parents who had been battling for years with their child’s school district to get even basic accommodations – let alone the tools they needed to thrive,” Therapy & Wellness Connection Owner/Founder Jaclyn McClymont said. “I wanted to be a resource to help these kids and these families finally get the kind of individualized, enriching education experience that would allow them not simply to get to the next grade level, but to truly reach their best potential.”
Our Akron tutors provide a safe, supportive environment that balances learning with fun and opportunities to more actively learn through discovery and exploration, rather than requiring them to sit still and stare at a chalkboard all day.
We teach kids of all ages and all abilities, allowing them to learn successfully at their own pace. We use lots of visual calendars, songs, graphic organizers, etc. Tasks get broken up into smaller, more manageable components that optimize both success and retention.
If you have questions about our services, we’re happy to provide answers & insight!
Frequently Asked Questions About Homeschooling, Ohio Department of Education
More Blog Entries:
How Brecksville Homeschooling Can Benefit Kids With Special Needs, September 2020, Akron Tutors and Alternative Homeschooling Blog