IF I BELIEVE MY CHILD IS STRUGGLING IN SCHOOL AND I HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT HIS/HER PROGRESS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If your child is having difficulty in school, the first conversation should be one with his/her teacher.  Some questions you might ask your child’s teacher at any grade level include:

  • What things does my child do well? 
  • At this point in the school year, has my child learned what you would expect him/her to learn?  
  • What formative assessment can you share with me that shows my child's learning needs?  
  • What do they tell us about what we can do to help him/her improve? 
  • How can I reinforce my son’s/daughter’s learning at school when he/she comes home?
  • What is the best way to communicate with you so we can keep in touch regarding my concern(s)?