“Your son has a learning disability - and he’s falling further behind every month.” Those aren’t words that any mother wants to hear. They came after a particularly challenging start to the new school year.
Lainey’s son, Charlie, had been struggling for a while. What she once chalked up to “just being a boy” was now clearly defined in black and white. There was a problem and it was affecting his academic progress.
Even worse, it was causing him to hate school. He was acting out, refusing to do his homework, and barely giving any effort because the frustration wore on him so heavily. While Charlie sat at his computer, red-faced in frustration, Lainey fought back the tears.
“Everyday was miserable, and the pandemic didn’t help at all. Schools were closed, we had limited resources. I didn’t know what to do.” Lainey explained.
Indeed, 2020 was a difficult school year for parents and students nationwide. The switch from in-person to online learning isolated families and created rifts in the learning environment. Students with learning disabilities, but diagnosed and unknown, suffered the most.
Fortunately for Lainey, a local business had a plan, and as soon as the governor lifted restrictions, help was on the way.
XXXXX XXXXX in XXXXX, SC, is a day school originally dedicated to helping homeschooled children whose parents have to work. When the pandemic hit, like other businesses, they pivoted and offered learning opportunities for public school children now learning from home.
“When I met with the teachers, I felt the weight lift off of my shoulders. Their love for the kids was undeniable, and knowing they were experienced with kids with learning disabilities and other special needs helped a lot. I knew Charlie would be supported by people who understood him.”
And indeed he was. Instead of being singled out for being different, the staff at XXXXX XXXXX supported him, offered new ways of learning, and was able to get through to him in a way that no one else had. Instead of meltdowns, Charlie slowly transitioned into a quiet confidence that radiated through his work.
“XXXXX XXXXX restored his love of learning. They allow me to work, while making sure my son has the education resources he needs to thrive. I don’t know where we’d be without them,” Lainey said.
Supporting a child with learning disabilities is hard, but organizations like XXXXX XXXXX exist to ensure every child has access to resources that ensure their academic success. At the end of the day, that’s what every child deserves.
For more information on how XXXXX XXXXX can help your child, contact Melody at xxx-xxx-xxxx or visit https://www.xxxxxxxx.com.