Online Learning for Slow Learners
Special education for slow learners
The tests come home with disappointing grades.
The report card mentions the need for 'more practice', 'remedial math', or 'reading difficulties'.
You and the teacher agree that your child is 'smart enough' to understand what is going on in class, but needs more time to practice a concept before moving on.
K5 Learning is an online reading and math program which has successfully provided remedial math and language support to many slow learners. You can try our 14 day free trial to see if your child can benefit from K5.
K5 Learning provides the time that a slow learner needs
The average elementary class is forty minutes in length. Slow learners often feel that the teacher's lesson has flown right past them. K5 Learning allows the student to learn at their own pace in a positive, confidence-building, non-judgmental environment. Freed from the distractions of the classroom, many "slow learners" have made significant progress using K5 Learning's program.
Assessment and targeted remedial support
Slow learners often have distinctly different abilities in different skill areas. K5 students initially complete assessments in 8 key reading and math skills. We then automatically create an individualized learning program based on your child’s skill levels, not grade levels. If your child is stronger in certain areas (e.g. arithmetic) than other areas (e.g. phonics) the program will automatically adjust to ensure instruction at an appropriate level in both topics. Your child will get remedial math or remedial language support tailored to the specific areas he/she needs.
Slow learners need to revisit concepts
Asking a teacher for help all the time can get embarrassing. With thirty students in the class, each student gets only seconds of the teacher's individual attention. Without extra help, slow learners fall ever farther behind. K5 Learning's allows slow learners to revisit concepts on their own time and maintain pace with their classmates.
Remedial math takes practice
K5Learning's reinforces concepts students have seen in the classroom by presenting them again in a novel way. Remedial learning with K5 doesn't need to take him/her away from group activities at school. Your child can get the common special education techniques of 'chunking the material', 'breaking tests into smaller parts', and 'providing quick feedback' while in the safe environment of your home.
The first step in special education is making the child feel safe
No one takes risks when he/she doesn't feel safe, and the classroom can be a difficult place for many slow learners. Computers are non-judgemental and the only person that will see his/her performance is you.