Summer is wrapping up and the school year is in full swing. Many parents want to support their children in school but are unsure of how to do so. If you have a child with a disability, here are a few things you can do to help them thrive in school.
Schedule An Appointment With Your Child’s Teacher
If you want to remain actively involved in your child’s education, you need always to be aware of their performance in the classroom. If you haven’t already, it is a good idea to schedule a time to meet with your child’s teacher. This will give you the opportunity to go over any concerns you have about your child, so you and their teacher are on the same page. You want to make sure that you are as transparent as possible with them.
Ask Their Teachers The Best Way To Reach Them
When you first get a chance to meet your child’s teacher, it is important to ask for their preferred method of communication. You want to be able to reach them when you need them. Some teachers are very responsive when it comes to email, while others prefer to be called over the phone.
Not only do you want to show your child that you want them to succeed, but you always want to demonstrate this to their teachers as well. Teacher love parents who are proactive in their child’s education and make themselves available to help whenever they can. A great way to help do this is to volunteer in your child’s classroom from time to time. Also, don’t forget to write thank you notes to your child’s teacher.
The Connections Therapy Center
The Connections Therapy Center serves families of children and adolescents with disabilities and special needs. We are a team of experts in the fields of pediatric speech, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and behavioral sciences. As a team, we offer intensive hands-on therapy for children and adolescents, as well as informative and useful resources for families. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do to help your family, visit us online or give us a call at (202) 561-1110 (Washington, D.C. office) or (301) 577-4333 (Lanham office). Want to get more information on how to help your child thrive? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.