As your kids get older, they work more independently, so you may not think talking with the teachers is important, but because they work more independently, finding out what’s happening is even more important, especially for visual and ADD students.
Parents as Advocates
It’s conference time at many of our schools and I want to encourage you to think of them in a new way, especially if you have a visual learner or child with ADD or ADHD. The teacher’s feedback on how your child is doing in the classroom is very important to hear, but there also needs to be a conversation on who your child is as a visual learner.
If your child is struggling with focus, testing and some academic work, there is no understanding, no work around, no assistance for them as visual learners. But if your child is unfocused, distracted, struggling academically, and diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, help is available in the form of a 504 learning plan.
Many families turn to extra curricular activities to provide what their kids need more of. After school enrichment programs can give these learners the things they’re missing out on during regular school hours. But how do you choose the right one for your child?
You’re helping your child get ready for a new classroom and a new teacher, you may be wondering what else you can do to prepare him or her for a successful school year. There are several different learning styles, and each has a direct impact on how your child learns, processes information, and their level of success in the classroom. 10 Tips To A Successful School Year gives you the best tips to make homework and learning easier for everyone especially the visual learner and makes it easy for you to stay ahead of the curve and keep your child on top.
In a test heavy education system, more and more children are underachieving, feeling lost and misunderstood. Schools are focused on teaching left-brain auditory learners and our right-brain visual kids are not getting what they need to succeed. My book, Being Visual, helps parents better understand their visual tactile child and shares specifics strategies to increase their success in school.
For the last 3 weeks of summer break, our visual kids need to brush up on math facts! For most visual kids, math is not a favorite subject. As I mentioned in my book, Being Visual, our right brain kids are great with the conceptual side of math but memorizing facts and taking tests really rattles them.