1. Create a Clutter-Free Learning Space for Your Child
2. Make a Schedule and Stick to it
- Does your child need a lot of help from you to get started? If so, think about when you, another adult, or responsible sibling is most available to provide support.
- Do you have a middle schooler or high schooler? If so, late afternoon and early evening might be when they are most awake and ready to learn.
- Are you building time into your child’s schedule for breaks and exercise? Going outside and taking brain breaks can help kids focus and get more done.
- Does your family have any contracts to help kids follow rules at home? Agreeing on when to watch TV or play video games is important when kids are learning full-time at home.
3. Reduce Distractions
4. Try and Get Plenty of Exercise
5. See Which Accessibility Features Could Help your Child
6. Reach Out to Your Child’s Teacher(s)
- What options are teachers offering to help struggling readers with written material?
- What options does your child have to demonstrate understanding? For example, if your child has trouble writing, ask the teacher if your child can send a video response.
- Is the teacher including supports to help kids with things like getting organized, identifying the main idea, and taking notes?