As her parent, you'll want to find ways to reinforce instruction, keep her motivated, lessen the pressure and celebrate her talents.
By Jan Baumel, M.S.
Has the public school determined that your child doesn't have a learning disability or qualify for special education services - yet she continues to struggle in school? What can you do to help her?
Everyone struggles with learning at one time or another. Just because your child isn't eligible for special education services or a 504 Plan doesn't mean her problems aren't real. If she was assessed by the public school and didn't qualify for any special services, the good news is that her test scores show she's learning. Be sure to compliment her about the strengths and achievements her results showed. Encourage her to stay motivated, because that's the key to success.
It may be helpful for you to determine whether any of the following factors are causing her to struggle in school:
It's important to let your child know that you believe in her and recognize her efforts. She needs to see you're "in her corner" - there to listen, provide support and guidance and seek help for her.
Remember that these struggles are only a part of the special and unique person she is. As her parent, you'll want to find ways to reinforce instruction, keep her motivated, lessen the pressure and celebrate her talents.
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