Learning how to learning with a disability

My kid is such as smart guy but he struggles to sit still and complete assessment tasks. I knew that I needed to learn more about how to get people with sensory processing disabilities to learn effectively. It turns out that by using some of the latest teaching techniques and some additional teaching resources such as wiggle chairs and fiddle balls which can help kids to focus. My son has had such great results with a different style of teaching which is why I wanted t start this blog. It should be useful for parents and teachers of kids with sensory processing issues.

How Becoming a Homestay Host Family Will Benefit Your Shy Teen

Education & Development Blog

Has your teenager become unexpectedly shy over the years? Shyness is a common problem for teens, affecting around 47% of adolescent boys and girls. As a parent, it can be hard to encourage your teen to make friends and engage socially because most interaction takes place at school, where you can't see what's happening. That's why becoming a host family for a teenager from another country can be a great way to help your teen overcome shyness. Here are three benefits homestay hosting has for shy teenagers.

Homestays Give Your Teen a Potential Friend

The most obvious benefit of hosting a student is that it will give your child someone to make friends with. Many shy teens would love to make more friends but feel uncomfortable trying to integrate with existing friendship groups at school. When a homestay student comes to live with you, they have no friends of their own in your country, making them an ideal candidate to befriend your teen. Given that they're in a foreign country without their parents, many homestay teens also experience shyness when they first come to your home, putting them on an even playing field with your child. The majority of anecdotes from people who were part of homestay families as an adolescent report that lifelong friendships were formed between student and host.

Homestays Help Your Teen Rediscover Your City

Do you find yourself constantly encouraging your teenager to get off their devices and go out more? Getting out and about is difficult for teens who feel like they have no friends, and they often feel that going out alone is awkward. When you become a homestay host family, you'll want to take your homestay student out to enjoy everything your city has to offer. This can help your own child do the same, rediscovering all the best things about the place where they live with a new friend who's excited to do the same.

Homestays Give Your Teen the Opportunity to Learn New Things

Does your teen have any hobbies or special skills? Chances are, your homestay student will too. Many shy teens don't want to join clubs and classes to learn new things because they're worried about making friends and talking to people. A homestay student can show your child new skills or hobbies in the comfort of your home, without having to be part of a new group. From cooking to football, encouraging your homestay student to show you what they know while you help them improve their English is mutually beneficial for everyone involved.


13 July 2017