Being a slow learner vs. having a learning disability

Educational Specialist Nathalie Kunin, MEd, shares advice for parents on how to differentiate the signs of your child being a slow learner or having a learning disability
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Being a slow learner vs. having a learning disability

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It is possible to be weak in a particular subject and not have a learning disability. Signs that parents should look for are: Your child doesn't relate to the teacher or understand the teacher's style of teaching. Your child doesn't understand homework assignments or she is doing poorly on tests. If your child is doing poorly in just one subject, it's worth sitting down with the teacher and discussing what's going on. However, if this is a problem that persists and your child is having the same issues in all of his or her subjects, this might be the time for a parent to consult with an expert on a learning disability.

Educational Specialist Nathalie Kunin, MEd, shares advice for parents on how to differentiate the signs of your child being a slow learner or having a learning disability

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Nathalie Kunin, MEd

Educational Specialist

Nathalie Kunin has extensive experience teaching, tutoring and educating parents on how to help their children succeed academically. She founded Team Tutors in 2000 to provide students with one-on-one tutoring and comprehensive test preparation in their own homes. She works closely with students of all ages as well as many private and public school administrators throughout Los Angeles and the Valley.

Nathalie taught for five years at the Center for Early Education, where she also served as president of the Parent Association and as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is currently on the Executive Board of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation, which serves the Beverly Hills public school district.

Nathalie lectures frequently on current educational issues and learning styles. She is an expert on the “eight styles of learning” and conducts assessments on children of all ages so parents can learn how their child processes information. She also consults privately with parents about their children’s preschool through high school academic issues. In addition, Nathalie is a frequent contributor to LA Mom Magazine.

Nathalie was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her bachelor’s degree at UCLA and completed her Master of Education at Cal State Los Angeles. She is the mother of two school-aged sons.

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