• Learn as much as you can about your child’s learning disabilities
  • Figure out how your child learns best. What are their special skills, talents, and interests? This information can help you motivate and foster your child’s learning. Be open to other ways of learning. The senses, movement, and listening are all ways of gathering information. What works best for your child?
  • Encourage your child to work on their special talent. When they can really shine in some area, it helps them feel like a success.
  • Give your child unconditional love and support.
  • Accept your own mistakes. Model for your child that mistakes do not equal failure! Show your child that mistakes can be useful and lead to solutions.
  • Help your child understand their learning problems and talk about them. Focus on coping skills.
  • Help your child stay strong in body and mind by providing good food, enough rest, play, and family outings.
  • If you’re having trouble coping, get professional counseling. It can be tough handling difficult behavior from your child and difficult feelings of your own.
  • Join a support group for parents of kids with LDs.
  • Get involved in your child’s education.
  • Stay in close touch with your child’s school.
  • Ask teachers how you can help provide consistency and how you can reinforce and expand on what’s going on in the classroom.
  • Talk with your child’s teacher about both academics and behavior.
  • Discuss homework strategies with your child’s teacher.
  • Learn how to be an efficient homework helper at home.
  • Provide an organized home with time and a place for study.

Help your child get organized.

By: MS. MARISOL M. DE LEON | Master Teacher I | Orion Elementary School, Orion, Bataan

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