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Strategies for helping your child to learn.

BlogPosted by Andrea Campbell Mon, October 17, 2016 18:14:17

Every learning environment has children who struggle with learning. This may be your child and it could be that your child has special needs that curtail their ability to learn at the pace of their peers. There will always be children who struggle with learning and the best thing that can be done is to find educational strategies that are specifically tailored to them.

Keep involved and informed of their activities at school

Keeping all lines of communication open is vitally important when it comes to your child’s education. Parents must be aware of what and how their children are doing, whether they are making progress or not. Have regular meetings with teachers, teaching assistants and other personnel and endeavor to ascertain how you could work with your child at home to complement what they are doing at school.

Ask for help

There is no shame in asking for help if you are struggling with educating your child. There are many resources – people, materials and services that could be of help. Contact specialist organisations and professionals, teachers and browse the internet including watching a few online videos. In some instances you may be able to engage a therapist who understands your child’s condition can help understand ways to better address your child’s educational needs. This may be at a cost to you but if it works your child would be worth it.

Be patient

Being compassionate, understanding and patient are important values that must be demonstrated when addressing the learning needs of any child. This is easier said than done and there will be days when you feel frustrated but you need to keep going. Take a break when you need one and when it becomes too challenging you need to stop. There is no harm in reassessing the situation, changing strategies accordingly and starting over. Be deliberate and consistent in your actions and remember that your child is an individual, not a copy of you or any other person. Try not to lose your temper with your child especially if the child is struggling with education.

Facilitate and celebrate success

Creating learning situations that allow your child to succeed and remembering that success isn’t always in the form of a top grade is vital. For some children, particularly those who are struggling with their classes, success may be tiny increments and should be celebrated. For a child with special needs the ability to recognize a word they recently learnt is worthy of praise. These small instances of success motivate children to work harder and achieve more with their education.

Use the Pocket Learner to Help

The Pocket Learner educational development programme is a system that has proved effective in the teaching of children who struggle with learning. It uses images, words and rewards to motivate children and has shown to significantly enhance learning in children who have been deemed slow learners.

Facilitate and celebrate success

Creating learning situations that allow your child to succeed and remembering that success isn’t always in the form of a top grade is vital. For some children, particularly those who are struggling with their classes, success may be tiny increments and should be celebrated. For a child with special needs the ability to recognize a word they recently learnt is worthy of praise. These small instances of success motivate children to work harder and achieve more with their education.

Use the Pocket Learner to Help

The Pocket Learner educational development programme is a system that has proved effective in the teaching of children who struggle with learning. It uses images, words and rewards to motivate children and has shown to significantly enhance learning in children who have been deemed slow learners.





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