The start of a school year is filled with new sensations - excitement, fun, busyness, and maybe a little fear and dread, too.
Are your kids having trouble with reading, writing, or other skills? Help them take charge of their learning this year!
Identify the problem
If your kids have struggled with schoolwork in the past but have never been tested for a learning disability, The Literacy & Language Center can help! Our diagnostic evaluation includes a battery of widely recognized tests used to identify a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. This service is offered independently, or can be used to craft a tutoring program with realistic goals for the student.
The National Center for Disabilities also has a free guide called "Back-to-School for Parents of Students with LD" with a lot of helpful information.
Ask for help
Liana Mulholland, an Anne Ford Scholar, urges others with disabilities to ask for the help they need. In her inspiring article "A Hunger for Reading," she describes her struggle to overcome assumptions about people with dyslexia and to get the help she needed in school. She says, "I still have to have the 'talk' with each of my teachers at the beginning of each school year, explaining my disability and the accommodations I need. Some are cooperative, some are less so, but the key for me is not to be ashamed."
Find others who understand
Kids can share their work and interact with others who have learning challenges at sites like LD Online. Older students with learning disabilities will find acceptance and great resources with online communities like Friends of Quinn.
Make sure your kids have the tools they need to grow stronger skills, and get on the road to realizing their dreams this school year!
Best wishes to all for a great school year! To learn more about how The Literacy & Language Center can help your child succeed, call us at (415) 242-1205.