If your child has a disability, then it can be stressful for you not to be there while they are in school. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can be involved in your child’s education. Here are some ways that you, as a parent, can help your child be successful in school.
Whether or not you have attended one before, the Parent-Teacher Association, or PTA, is an extremely helpful way for you to be an active participant in your child’s development at school. Nearly all schools will have some version of a parent-teacher conference. Being able to communicate with your child’s teachers will help you get an idea of how they are doing and voice your concerns.
Work with Your Child
Another great way to be involved with your child’s education is to help them with their schoolwork. Of course, you want to avoid doing their work for them, but there is nothing wrong with sitting with your child while they do their homework in case they have any questions. Also, across the board, reading with your child is one of the best ways to help them succeed in school.
Lastly, it’s important to know how well your child is doing in order to help them succeed in school. When you can’t directly interact with your child while they are at school, then the next best thing is to know what their progress is in certain classes. An example of this is what grades they get, but that is only scratching the surface. Ask your child’s teacher how they are learning different subjects and whether they are struggling in specific areas. School is a formative time in any child’s life, and being able to communicate with your child’s educators will help you make sure they reach their full potential.
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 (301) 577-4333. Want to get more information on how to help your child thrive? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.