Parenting a child with a learning disability has many challenges, and one of them may include hiring a tutor to help your child. For this reason, you may have to interview several candidates before selecting the one that’s best suited to your child’s needs.
You can find listings for tutors who specialize in helping children with learning disabilities through Canada 411. When you are searching for a tutor, there are a number of questions you can ask to help you ascertain whether or not the person you are considering is the right one. These can include:
- What are your qualifications?
- How much experience have you had?
- Are you trained in one specific type of learning disability? If so, which one?
If the answers given to those and other questions are satisfactory, you can then move on to introducing the tutor to the child. This is a very important part of the process, and you should observe the first meeting carefully. You’ll be able to see fairly quickly if the tutor and your child are going to be compatible.
Watch how the tutor reacts to your child’s personality. If your child is sullen, is it obvious that the tutor is not taking it personally? Or, if your child is a charmer who tries to use that to his advantage, will the tutor recognize that and deal with it appropriately?
If it’s apparent that a particular tutor isn’t going to be a good match, don’t worry. You can find others that may work better. Eventually, you will find one that can work well with your child.