Early Learning & Education
It is important for parents/guardians to monitor children’s behavior in order to be able to provide reliable information in the future for teachers/facilitators, etc. Parents can help their child with a learning disability succeed by knowing their strengths and weaknesses.
- If you suspect your child might have a learning disability talk to his/her teacher and/or counselors.
- They can give you an idea of how they are performing academically and socially which can help you arrange an evaluation for your child.
- Be sure to know what your rights are as a parent/guardian.
- Look over the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- IDEA Act also guarantees any child with a disability a free & appropriate public education. Learn as much as you can about your child’s disability, the more you know the better you can help.
- There are various treatments for learning disabilities such as medical, behavioral, and holistic.
- Child stays in their ordinary classroom, but get special services like tutoring or extra time on tests.
- Child spends time in a separate classroom while learning a specific subject (like math), but then spends the rest of the day in their ordinary classroom.
- Child attends a school (for the most part these are private schools) where he/she will be helped with their specific disability.
- General education teacher
- Special education teacher
- School psychologist
- Social worker
- Speech and language therapist
- Physical therapist
- Assistive technology specialist (evaluates child for special devices, software, equipment etc. for learning)
- Paraprofessional (teacher’s aide)