Students in all grades, from kindergarten through grade 12, plus college students and adults need Academic Skills.
They could occur at any time in your child's school career. Students begin learning Academic Skills in the early grades and each grade builds on the previous grade's work. If your child had difficulty in one grade, the problems begin compounding, unless you take the steps needed to remedy the deficiencies.
One common thread is when you repeatedly see inappropriate behavior or when your child's teacher repeatedly expresses concerns about your child.
Your child's teacher or school personnel:
Tell you that your son is a day dreamer, a class clown, or acts out
Tell you that your daughter is a social butterfly
Are discussing retention
Suggest a child study team evaluation or that your child should be classified
You believe or observe that your child:
Tries to do homework, but never seems to finish it
Avoids or refuses to do homework
Takes too long to do homework or homework is a battle
Has difficulty preparing for tests or writing that term paper
Can't read the textbook
Does poorly on tests or gets poor grades
Is missing the confidence or motivation to do school work or homework
Receives grades that do not reflect his ability
Gives up easily or frequently does not want to try
Doesn't want to read
Begins projects at the last minute
Acts out in school, daydreams in class, is unruly at home, is disrespectful towards others, or has a discipline problem
Does poorly on standardized tests
Becomes quiet or withdrawn
Has a new set of friends who concern you
Your child's teacher repeatedly expresses concerns about your child's ability to succeed, says important school skills are missing, or wants him or her retained.
Your child has been placed, or may soon be placed, in a special education class or similar kind of class.
You've been told your child has a learning disability.
If you have noticed any of these signs, please call 1 800 CAN LEARN today to speak with a caring educational consultant.