Do the Research
If your child has been diagnosed with a learning disability or disorder, you may be perplexed and concerned about your options. It’s important to be aware of the resources that are available in your area.
If your child has been seen and diagnosed by a pediatrician or other clinician, that provider should at least have basic information for you about what to expect. Organizations like the Learning Disabilities Association of America provide detailed information and tips on how to maximize your child’s potential in the school environment.
Look at School Alternatives
Public and private school systems both have a lot to offer, and some school districts do a great job of providing the resources your child will need to succeed. But don’t assume you can’t afford private school. McKay scholarships Tampa, for example, provide significant assistance to parents of children with learning disabilities and disorders.
Support Your Child at Home
Even the best schools will typically work with your child only six to eight hours a day. Your involvement in your child’s studies will be a major success factor. If your child has dyslexia, for example, he or she may need more help with study materials that make it easier for him or her to read. He or she may need a laptop at an earlier age to enable alternative methods of turning in assignments. More than anything else, your child will need your emotional support and encouragement to have the confidence that they will succeed. Let them know about famous people who have the same condition they do who have excelled.
It’s okay to be a little concerned or even scared when you realize that your child has a learning disability or disorder. But teaming up with your medical providers, other sources of information, your child’s school, and most of all your child himself or herself will maximize your child’s success.