“Why IEPs Are so Expensive and Frustrating for Schools and Special Education Students” is the title of an article from the Atlantic Magazine.
While the first part of the article focuses on kids with significant disabilities, the second part focus on the challenges facing twice-exceptional students – students who are gifted with dyslexia, learning disabilities or a related condition. The segment begins with …
“But stigma hardly compares to the problems faced by twice-exceptional kids in today’s increasingly regimented and test-driven public-school classrooms. Some teachers recognize their differences but lack the training or the time to alter their teaching methods; others just assume that a child who is smart in one area is simply being lazy or obstructionist by not being smart in another. The emotional toll exacted on a child who is told that his repeated failures are his own fault can be high”.
Later in the story, the parents say that after considerable effort and frustration, they pulled their child out of public school and put their child in a $32000 a year private school.
At 3D Learner, this is the exact problem we faced.
After we were told our daughter was not college material at an IEP meeting, we considered our options:
- Private school
- Existing programs
- Developing a program that taught to her strengths
In the Coral Spring and surrounding area, we could not find either a private school or a program that utilized a visual hands-on approach that would work for her.
We found some good pieces of a program, but my wife Mira wound up developing the 3D Learner Program® that taught to our daughter’s strengths while identifying and addressing underlying issues that were holding her back. The program helped our daughter improve her reading comprehension 4.2 grade levels in 7 months.
Since then we have helped thousands of visual learners to succeed. Some go to public schools, some to charter schools and others go to private schools.
By helping students to significantly improve their reading comprehension, writing and math skills, along with supporting the way the learn, the visual learners can succeed anywhere – and it is not necessary to leave public schools.
These kids are smart and deserve to be taught in a way that recognizes their abilities and respects their emotional roller coaster.