Many school districts have announced that schools will remain closed through the rest of the school year. For families who were hoping to have their child tested for an Individual Education Plan (IEP), this can be especially difficult. The learning issues students struggled with in a classroom may be even more evident as they continue their schoolwork at home. To ensure their education does not suffer, there are several things we can do to assist with learning struggles while sheltering at home.
Working with a Professional
You can start by asking your child’s teacher(s) or the school psychologist for recommendations for meeting your student’s individual needs. If this is not sufficient for your situation, my team and I may be able to assist with learning struggles while sheltering-at-home orders are in place. We have online appointments available to provide consultation to discuss your concerns, as well as, online tutoring to help with learning and providing strategies to meet your child’s needs. Should you still need more information to address the needs of your child, we can discuss some options for evaluating those specific needs.
Optimizing Learning Now and Later
There are less than two more months left in the semester. If your child is struggling to focus or comprehend their material, they may not be able to afford to push through without additional assistance. Tutoring through my office, Compassionate Solutions, is provided by a credentialed special education teacher who can work with you to determine things like how long your child should be challenged to work at a time, what methods of learning will be most effective, and which exercises will help to strengthen necessary skills. We can do a lot to make the short-term situation much more efficient and enjoyable for you and your student.
Please contact me so we can get your child back on the path to personal success!