Parent Toolkit

Introduction

Millions of children struggle in school daily because of differences in learning. The causes are often unknown, specific problems can be difficult to pinpoint, and the long-term effects hard to predict. Struggling children are often misunderstood by the adult world.

Appreciating Differences
Finding precisely where a breakdown in learning is occurring when a child is falling behind begins with the teacher, parents, clinicians, and the student himself working together to create a neurodevelopmental profile – a kind of balance sheet that accounts for the child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Celebrating Differences
Including a child’s special interests in an individualized learning plan can both motivate and help through or around a learning difficulty. For example, reading about something that interests you can help enhance reading skills. The same can be said for writing, remembering information, and concentrating. We must not only recognize these strategies as practical, but apply them widely in an effort to help children achieve their potential.

Managing Differences
The Parent Toolkit is designed to give parents, caregivers, and educators a better understanding of:

  • Learning processes
  • Insights into difficulties 
  • Strategies for responding to difficulties 
  • Resources for learning more

Use the navigation above (Attention/Mathematics/Reading/Writing/Resources/
Case Studies and Strategies) to explore the Parent Toolkit.