Accommodating Special Needs with Online Education Technology

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  1. Alicia says:

    My son has ADHD and a couple of other “alphabet” behavioral diagnoses. I worried last summer, as it came close to his first year in school, about whether a brick and mortar school would be good for his learning, or just an every day struggle to get him to sit still and pay attention. I saw a commercial for a public online charter school and started doing my research to find the right one for him.

    The 2014-15 school year was wonderful for him at Michigan Connections Academy! The flexibility in scheduling made it easy for us to take breaks often, to find how he learns best (while bouncing on a large exercise ball, as it turns out), and to schedule lessons for when he learns best, rather than the “normal” school hours of 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. 

    We were also able to access speech therapy through MICA. He was evaluated and had sessions all online from home! I didn’t have to take him to therapy after school hours and sit in a waiting room with my toddler while he attended therapy like the moms with kids from the brick and mortar school in our area have to do.

    Finally, my son was able to test out of the math program for his grade level into a higher grade. He hated math lessons because they were absolutely boring him to tears. His teacher suggested he take a few tests to see if he might do better in a different grade level. He was so excited to actually be learning new things, rather than sitting through lessons that just repeated things he already knew.

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