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)