What's a parent to do?
09/14/2007

 

 


WHAT'S A PARENT TO DO? HOW TO REQUEST
EDUCATIONAL HELP FOR YOUR CHILD?

BY CLYDE R. HORN, PH.D.

You've done everything a parent can do to get your child to do homework. Even when you see some completed assignments
you receive messages from the teacher homework wasn't
turned in. When you ask your child about homework the
answer is vague or a shrug of the shoulders. Homework at
night is a battle consisting of yelling, crying, or avoidance.
You're worn out and don't know what to do. Your child is bright, active and well-nourished but something isn't right about the child's learning. What do you do?

FIRST STEP: Talk to the classroom teacher to get a perspective. The teacher might have suggestions or insights into your
child's behavior. The teacher also has the option to request a Student Study Team (SST) to evaluate your child. This is a
team of specialists from the school including the classroom
teacher who may do testing, classroom observation,
and/or make suggestions to improve learning for your child.

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