Both children and parents enter a new school year full of expectation and many of those expectations will be met and great successes will abound. But sadly, back to school can be a source of great frustration for our visual students. Sitting still and listening can be hard, especially for kids that need to see, touch and do in order to learn effectively.
Category: Parents as Advocates
Art matters, being creative matters. The right side of our brains are there for a reason – and it’s up to us to develop and use all the gifts we have been given. So have some fun finding ways for your kids to explore and enjoy doing art. And invite your self to the party.
April is Autism Awareness month – so it seems like a good time to talk about the connection between autism and visual learners- especially because the link is really significant and profoundly affects the effectiveness of their communication and learning.
After-school programming is essential for the survival of our current, innovative, technology driven society. We need to encourage those out of the box thinkers in our schools to continue to develop those skills and help our linear process thinkers embrace their creative sides.
We have been busy this month addressing many things such as how to Get Your Child to Be a Math Whiz and How Doing Nothing at Home Prepares Your Child for Testing. We’ve made a list of creative activities for kids and found 10 Great Math Apps for your elementary student. If you missed something feel free to check it out now.
Standardized testing is serious business at school. So what do you, as a parent, do to prepare your child? What do you do to make sure he takes this seriously and scores well? What if you don’t like this whole idea of standardized tests? What then? What do you tell your child?
Are you worried that your child might have dyslexia? Does your child have terrible, illegible handwriting? Are you looking for some ways to advocate for your child at school? Are you having some reservations about the upcoming standardized testing? Do you need a few ideas for things to do with the kids? This past month we have given answers for all of these questions and more.
Supporting, enhancing and enriching your visual child’s experience at school comes down to you. In episode 4, I cover 5 Ways to Become a Powerful Parent Advocate, the essential steps to guide your visual child to success.