Summer vacation might sound blissful after a packed school year, especially if your child struggles with academics or doesn’t enjoy the daily pressures of the classroom. Unfortunately, all that freedom can be overwhelming to many kids, and those with learning disabilities often have trouble making a smooth transition out of the school routine and into the new reality of life on summer vacation.
As the school year is coming to an end, kids can use some tips to stay on task .
I often receive questions about children and homework, especially when it comes to children with special needs. Those questions usually are:
How do I get my child to focus on homework?
How can I help my child do homework without all the drama?
sensory friendly easter egg huntSpring holidays often include special events, meals with extended family, and other exciting activities that can be overstimulating for kids with neuro-developmental disorders like ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Asperger Syndrome. The changes in routine and activities that are fun for most can lead to meltdowns or withdrawal for kids who experience sensory overload. If your holiday plans include hunting for brightly colored eggs filled with sugary treats, find below tips for ensuring a sensory friendly egg hunt that all children can enjoy!
One of the biggest challenges of parenting children with social struggles is worrying that they’ll be socially isolated. You know that your child has a huge heart, a silly side and a lot of interesting ideas, but will the other kids in her class realize that? Organizing small, controlled play dates is the perfect way for your child to build social skills, make new friends and enjoy all the fun of childhood.
Dyslexia affects people in different ways and leads to problems with learning, especially reading and writing. However, there are techniques that help manage this condition. By empowering people with dyslexia with a few well-honed ways of managing issues, their confidence will soar.
If you have a child with academic, social or behavioral issues like ADHD, dyslexia or another learning disorder, you may struggle to balance your life. How can you care for your child, take care of household duties and work all at the same time? Here is a guide designed to help you balance work and caring for your child:
Tips and strategies to help your student manage back to school jitters.
While the first day of school is likely one that is met with nervous anticipation and anxiety for many, children with learning differences, ADHD, or behavioral disorders may struggle more with this important milestone. There are ways to help make the transition gentler on the child and easier on you as you prepare to send them out the door to school.
Writing is an activity that involves many fine motor skills, and for children with handwriting struggles, holding the pen, forming letters and writing on the line are all challenges. Children with learning difficulties often struggle with writing proper spacing and letter formation. Sensory activities can help children practice and improve fine motor activities for better handwriting. As these activities feel like playtime, the children will not be aware that they are also improving their skills.
If your child is not making any effort to talk or communicate with you, it’s normal to be worried. Here’s what all parents should know about kids and speech delay.