Success in Math, like many things in life, comes down to practice and confidence. And my special needs kids have both, thanks to CTCMath! I wrote a post before about teaching your kids Math, even as a clueless, Math-hating parent. In this post, I’m going to chat about the benefits CTCMath has for special needs kids.
I received a free CTCMath Homeschool Family Membership and am being compensated for my time. I am not required to give a positive review. As always, I am sharing my honest opinion with you. Please read my full blog disclosure.
Homeschooling Special Needs Children
There are many wonderful things about homeschooling. But at the same time, it can be tough, exhausting and frustrating. Add special needs, and it can be downright impossible at times. So if there is something that can help my kids learn, then I’m first in line to try it out!
We’ve been using CTCMath for more than 8 months now. And I can confidently say, that this makes homeschooling our special needs kids, just that little bit easier! So what are the benefits that the kids gain from the programme?
CTCMath helps Special Needs Kids feel more Confident in Math
Math is a tough subject and it can very easily make children and parents feel frustrated. CTCMath helps special needs kids to feel confident in a number of way:
- Each lesson covers only one Math point, so as not to be confusing.
- The videos explaining the Math point, are short and engaging.
- There aren’t too many questions.
- If kids do need more questions, then there is the option for them to do more.
How to Make the Most of CTCMath to Build your Child’s Confidence
My children sometimes struggle with concepts. And it can knock their confidence! I quickly realized that taking a positive approach to teaching them, is much more effective. They definitely don’t do well being forced to do something. No surprise there! Below are some tips for using CTCMath to build the confidence of your children:
- Just do one session a day, unless your child is ready for more.
- Make the one session count. Spend some extra time explaining the concepts and do extra exercises if they are struggling and can manage more.
- Know when to quit. If your child has had enough, let it go. There’s always tomorrow.
- Slow and steady wins the race. Our kids actually managed to do the whole of first grade in 6 months. We made a point of taking is slow but were also consistent.
- Praise your child. I know this is obvious, but it is also easy to forget to give them a high five. Math is hard, so each lesson deserves a celebration!
- Get back to basics. Even though my kids should officially have been in a higher grade, we went back to first grade to make sure they got a good foundation. And it worked! They are confident with the foundation Math concepts.
A Few Final Comments on CTCMath
There are a lot of Math programmes out there. We have tried at least five over the last two and a half years. I know that each child is different and what works for one, doesn’t necessarily work for another. That being said, I am so happy that we have found this one and that’s why I’m so excited to share it with you. Why don’t you give it a try? They have a free trial, which will give you a good idea what it’s all about. And please feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.