Learning Disabilities 2

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Does your child struggle with school because of a learning disability? By understanding all you can about learning disabilities, you can ensure your child gets the right help to overcome classroom challenges and succeed in life. Dr. Edward Hill gives some tips for parents of children with learning disabilities in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

If you suspect that your child has a learning disability, dont despair. With early recognition and targeted intervention, children with learning disabilities can achieve as well as other children do.

Here are some things you can do to help your child:

Learn about learning disabilities. The more you know, the more you can help yourself and your child.

Praise your child when he or she does well. Give your child plenty of opportunities to pursue his or her strengths and talents.

Find out the ways your child learns best. Does he or she learn by hands-on practice, looking or listening? Help your child learn through his or her areas of strength.

Talk to other parents whose children have learning disabilities. Parents can share practical advice and emotional support.

Meet with school personnel and help develop an educational plan to address your childs needs.

Establish a positive working relationship with your childs teacher. Through regular communication, exchange information about your childs progress at home and at school.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.