A place to learn...
My office is a warm, comfortable space that is designed to function as a classroom. As such, students know that they are here to learn. Students are free to take advantage of flexible seating, brain breaks, and fidgets so that they can learn more about the coping strategies that work best for them as they become more independent, efficient, and productive learners. I keep healthy snacks stocked, and students are welcome to bring their own (no nut products, please). When students come to my office, they feel safe and nurtured so that they can fully devote their attention to academics.
A place to learn from each other
Participating in a group allows for connections with others who are experiencing similar difficulties; it shows participants that they are not alone which is a common feeling among students with learning difficulties.
My favorite part of group instruction, though, is the way the participants learn from one another. A major component of all group instruction here at TBES is sharing and discussing obstacles, strategies, and achievements. As a result, participants learn from each others' perspectives and experiences.