We have reached the midway point of the spring semester! It’s time to check in with your child’s teachers, confirm all assignments have been submitted, and evaluate which steps should be taken to ensure your child finishes the school year strongly.
If your child appears to be struggling in any area, this is the perfect time to request a meeting with your child’s teacher. If your child has overdue assignments, ask the teacher if they can be submitted for partial credit. This will help your child’s overall grade, but more importantly, it will demonstrate your family’s approach to helping your child fulfill his or her responsibilities as a student.
Collaborating with your child’s teacher should also help you target where and how you can provide support at home. If you are looking for additional tips and strategies for how to best help your child with schoolwork, you might want to consider reading the book recently published by New Harbinger Press and authored by our very own Daniel Franklin, PhD. The strategies are helpful for all parents and benefit any student having a hard time learning material, taking tests, and staying organized. The title is Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Strategies to Succeed in School and Life with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, and Processing Disorders.
If your child appears to be sailing smoothly through the semester, then this is the time of year to evaluate how much time will need to be set aside to adequately prepare for end of the year projects and final exams.
Taking advantage of the opportunity to reflect and plan for the remainder of the school year will help both you and your child navigate the upcoming weeks as successfully as possible. You are nearing the finish line. Hang in there! And, if you need any help, we’re here to support you and provide academic and executive functioning support for all students. Our instructors work seven days a week and if you live in Orange County or the Greater Los Angeles area, we will come to your home or meet at a Franklin Learning Center.
Rachel Fisher, M.A.