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. Some teachers adapt their methods for nontraditional learners, but not all can or do. Conference time can be a great time to work together to find ways for your child to thrive.
“I’m not smart. I’m not like the other kids. How come I don’t get good grades like they do? …I’m just not smart like they are.” If you have a visual learner, chances are you have heard a version of this once or twice when your child gets home from school. It’s heartbreaking.
It is hard to believe that school is about to start back up again. Like it or not, you need to adjust just about everything you did over summer, for your kids to get what they need for school. Here are some things that need to be addressed for your kids to have a chance at a good year.
Better study = better learning = better test scores. Standardized tests are right around the corner and tests are happening every week in school. Visual students and kids with ADD don’t usually test well. Try these simple study tips to make learning more effective for our visual kids.
Kids with an ADD diagnosis can benefit so much from the strategies we use with visual learners because most are visual, right brain thinkers struggling to focus their big picture thinking enough to get their work done at school. ADDitude magazine agrees with me and I got published in their spring edition!