Being a parent is tough.
But being a parent of a child with learning disabilities is that much tougher.
Trust me, I know. I have two sons with ADHD.
We've been to many Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, tried various medications, asked for special tutoring and services as needed, and basically did whatever we needed to do to help them succeed. And guess what? They have.
The key is to figure out each individual child's learning style, where they struggle, and provide the support necessary to help them reach their full potential. This is the very premise that Testive was built on.
Testive supports kids with all different learning styles
We have many students with ADHD and dyslexia. Our approach is to build a personalized plan suited to them that leverages their skills and builds around their weaknesses.
In fact, we have a few pieces of technology that are especially useful for students with learning disabilities: for dyslexia, we have guided videos walking through all practice questions that include writing, spoken-word, and video. The videos are hosted by YouTube and can be watched at partial speed or sped-up if desired.
For ADHD, our practice sessions can be scheduled extremely short to accommodate faster temperaments, or longer to build stamina.
Testive uses technology to explicitly support the extended time components of the SAT and ACT, which is the main change for students with learning disabilities.
Parents are updated weekly for all students, so it's easy for them to determine quickly whether the program is working out, and exactly how well.
Student success story
We've had several students with learning disabilities use Testive to prep for the SAT and ACT.
Our Head of Learning, John LaPlante, shares this success story.
"I coached a student with ADHD who raised his score by over 250 points on his first test. That's incredible! Using our personalized, student-centered approach, we worked with him on pacing and taught him how to take control of the test, stay focused, and determine the optimal amount of time necessary to spend on each question. Not only did his score improve, but his confidence as a student and test taker also increased."
There are many other stories like that here at Testive and hopefully many more to come.