A learning profile can be used in many ways, but the main purpose is to resolve the conflict between curriculum and student. If you are on a curriculum carousel, going round and round looking for the perfect fit so your child can finally make progress, take heart. You can get off the curriculum carousel today by using your child’s innate abilities and personality to teach.
Once you have filled out the three profile worksheets, you can confidently pivot or adjust your teaching on the fly so your child can experience success—even with tasks that are difficult. Simply teaching the curriculum is a common mistake that leads to a lot of stress—especially with special needs children.
When you teach the curriculum, you are imposing the learning styles and teaching methods inherent in that curriculum on your child. That is not necessarily a problem, but what happens when your child rebels because the lesson is too hard to grasp and instead of being able to communicate that, he shuts down, starts crying or gets mad? Do you know what to do?
Putting together a learning profile can go a long way toward resolving conflict quickly when you learn to understand your child.