Study Tips for Students that Struggle with Learning Differences

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Does your child struggle with a learning difference? If so, you are not alone! According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, approximately one in five children in the United States has a learning disability.

We encourage you to learn more about The Community School if you have a child with a learning difference. We offer several services and resources that help our students improve their communication, fine motor, and social skills. Our goal is to help every student reach their full potential!

The most important thing is to find a study method that works for your child and be patient with yourself as you try to navigate their study process.

Here are some study tips that may help your child succeed in school:

Find a Method that Works for Them

First and foremost, it's crucial to find a method of study that works for your child. Some students with learning differences find that traditional methods like reading texts and taking notes aren't as effective. If this is the case for your child, don't be afraid to experiment with different techniques until you find something that works better. There are many alternative study methods out there, so there's sure to be something that suits your child’s needs.

Find a Method that Works for Them

Another important tip is to give yourself and your child time to process information. If you're finding that your child is struggling to retain what they’re studying, try spacing out their study sessions over a more extended period. This will give their brain more time to process the information and make them more likely to remember it in the long term.

Use Mnemonic Devices

Mnemonic devices can be a helpful way to remember information. These are techniques that help children associate information with something easier to remember. For example, you could use a mnemonic device to remember the order of the planets in the solar system by associating them with the phrase "My very eager mother just served us nine pizzas." There are many different mnemonic devices that you can try, so find one that works for your child and give it a go.

Take Breaks

It's also important to take breaks when you're studying. If your child is getting overwhelmed or frustrated, give them a few minutes to step away from their studies to clear their head. Once they have their break, they can come back refreshed and with a better attitude, making it easier to focus and learn.

Ask for Help

Finally, don't be afraid to ask for help if you're struggling. If you're finding that your child isn’t making progress with their studies, speak to a teacher, tutor, or someone else who can offer guidance. They'll be able to offer advice and support to help you overcome the challenges they’re facing. At the Community School, we offer various services and resources to help our students with learning differences. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you!

Choose the Community School

These are just a few general study tips that can help your child. Everyone is different, so what works for one person may not work for another. The most important thing is to find a study method that works for your child and be patient with yourself as you try to navigate their study process. With some effort and perseverance, your child will be able to succeed in their studies despite their learning difference.

The Community School is committed to helping all children reach their full potential, regardless of any challenges they may face. If you have any questions or want to learn more about our programs, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and discuss how we will best serve your child's needs. Thank you for considering The Community School as a resource for your family!