By Kathy Glass, Consulting Educator
I have a third-grader who reads at a first- or second-grade level. She might not pass the third grade and that would be a catastrophe! (Self-esteem, embarrassment, defeat). I changed schools this year in the hope that it would help. I am very afraid for her, but I try not to show it. How do I help her?
There are several possible interventions, so consider any or all of the following:
I would advise against changing schools again as this will not solve the problem. Instead, confront the situation directly and work collaboratively with teachers and other professionals to get the support your daughter needs. Once she feels progress is made in developing both a plan to improve her reading skills and recognizes improvement in reading at a higher level, she'll feel better about herself and her skills.
Advice from our experts is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment from a health-care provider or learning expert familiar with your unique situation. We recommend consulting a qualified professional if you have concerns about your child's condition.
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