It can be daunting for parents of children with learning problems to try to help their children learn even the most basic skills. It’s natural for parents to feel driven to entrust their child’s education to professionals who have spent countless hours learning the specifics of their child’s disabilities. We must remember that as parents, we are our child’s first and most important teachers in their life. So we should get involved in our child’s school activities and plan the steps in improving schooling.
The first and most important step in assisting our children’s academic success is to find a way to meet the teachers and staff who are directly involved with our children. Please inform the teacher that we are always available and that they should contact us if they encounter any difficulties while teaching our children.
Every child, whether they have a learning disability or not, has a unique learning style. Some children learn by seeing or reading aloud, while others learn by listening or writing. We can determine which method of learning our child prefers and then reinforce that method at home and at school.
Keep in mind that children with learning disabilities may not achieve high grades. As parents, we must always communicate to our children that putting forth our best efforts is always more important than the results themselves.
Children with learning disabilities frequently struggle with their emotions both in and out of school. As a result, it is our responsibility, as well as that of teachers, to keep an eye on our child’s emotional state. When they are feeling down, the best way to motivate them is to talk to them.
Every child is naturally inquisitive. If parents or teachers react negatively to such curiosities, the child will often suppress it. For children with learning disabilities, ‘curiosity’ is essential for maintaining continuity in their activities and discovering unique solutions to problems. As a result, we should not discourage them if they ask a lot of questions.
Rather than adhering to the strict traditional form of learning. Encourage children to learn more effectively by combining play and study. As an example, Play with dough and have fun cutting and assembling shapes, or spend some quiet time-solving puzzles, colouring, playing word or number cards.
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