Learning disabilities happen to many kids. Often, there is no way to understand why they happen, but there is always the necessity to plan for how to overcome these learning disabilities so that your child can prosper. The good news is that it does not have to be something that holds your child back.
Tips for Being Successful
For those who have children with learning disabilities, it can initially seem very frustrating. You may not know how to approach the process. Consider the following tips.
- Be sure to praise your child when he or she does something well. This is important because it reinforces the positive behavior and pulls the spotlight off the negative behavior, which can be frustrating.
- Find out how your child learns best. In most cases, this is the most challenging aspect of educating a child with a learning disability. Take the time to find out the best methods for communicating, teaching and interacting to get the best response from the child, based on his or her learning disability.
- Get the child involved in activities and learning with other children with the same or similar limitations. This way, the child can gain important self-awareness and confidence in knowing he or she is not the only one in this situation.
If battling homework is an issue, or your child just does not like school, find ways to change these situations rather than fighting about them each day. For example, make homework a priority and do it together. Seek out ways to communicate in a positive manner so that there is less of a negative feeling and focus on the learning process.