Parents and teachers to improve children’s school performance

The extent to which children with learning disorders may have more difficulties is the school, since it is when they become more aware of their complications when reading, writing or calculating. Many times the fact of seeing that they do not advance as their companions can cause in these children even more frustration and nervousness, thus increasing their insecurity.

When this happens, it is easy for parents to realize that their child is more easily frustrated, angry, and upset about tasks such as reading, writing, or performing a math problem, and often do not want to go to tutoring. Faced with this situation, many parents feel the need to help their children in some way, but the vast majority do not know where to start.

How to help the child with learning Disorder in school tasks


It is important to remember that parents should support their children in school tasks inorder to encourage them to overcome their difficulties, not solve the issues for them, and always following the teacher’s directions. Therefore, it is crucial that both parties work together for the child’s well-being, sharing at all times their evolution both at home and at school. Taking this into account, the tips we are presenting are focused on helping children organize themselves, as is the case with this activity:

– One of the activities is to motivate the child with concrete daily tasks, besides being a good way to establish a routine for her. To perform this activity, parents should mark 4 tasks that can be tricky for their child, for example, half an hour reading aloud or performing 3 math activities, and offer a prize to them each time they complete a task . It should be borne in mind that the tasks they ask the child should be accessible to her and always for her benefit. This ensures that the child can do what is required, preventing him from getting frustrated. She herself will realize how to improve and gain confidence in what she does day after day. For this, it is very important that the rewards are things that please the child and can not always have, for example,

Other Activities to Help Children with Learning Disorder

In addition to this tip, if you want to specifically reinforce the abilities affected by some learning disorder , we propose these activities more:

– For children with dyslexia or reading difficulties: a good way to help them is to read with them a half hour a day. First the child should read aloud , then read in mute, and finally read aloud again. Parents should be with her at all times to reassure her and help her if she misses a word, and once the reading is over, it is important to ask the child to make sure she understands the story, for example: ‘What’s your name? The protagonist? ‘ ‘Where did he go?’, ‘What happened in the story’ or ‘How many people participated in the story?’

– For parents who have children at the time of writing: like children with dysgraphia , it is a good idea to write a story or a story, or even a letter to a friend or family member, with the children. The idea is to write with the child a small paragraph a day, which will help the child improve and will still have a good time with the parents.

– When it comes to calculation problems: it is advisable to take the child to the shopping, for example, and to make the account of what is buying. It is a good idea to propose such a game where you compete with your parents to further motivate the child, and give him some reward when he wins.

Elsa Martín
Inner Neurometry Center Psychologist