Parents often find themselves being their child’s main advocate when it comes to supporting their learning.
This often involves regular communication with teachers, principals, tutors, and allied health professionals, regarding remediation and accommodation strategies. Keeping these lines of communication open often results in the best outcomes for your child.
Parents can advocate for their child by:
- Letting the teacher know about your child’s learning difficulties, as well as any strategies you know are effective for them;
- Talking to your child’s teacher to ensure your child is able to fully participate within the classroom environment and access curriculum content;
- Asking your child’s teacher to make reasonable adjustments and modifications to assessments to reduce the functional impact of your child’s learning difficulties; and,
- Being involved in the process of creating any documented plans, such as Individual Education Plans (IEPs).