Learning difficulties can be diverse, challenging and frustrating for some children. It is the ‘monster that never goes away’. School can be an overwhelming place in which to learn. At the end of the day, all the noise and activity of the school environment and in the classroom is too much to endure. Some kids are so exhausted from trying so hard to listen, process the sounds, messages and understand and do what they can each day. The delicate stepping in the social dance of life is also affected. For example, being excluded and rejected can’t always be put off with ‘some kids are mean’. Some messages are not received or are misunderstood by them or from them to others.
There is difficulty making or keeping friends, along with using words and language to share and connect with other kids as they sometimes can’t find the words they want. This can be more devastating to their self-image and emotional well-being than the difficulties they have in all other areas of learning.
For children with learning difficulties, here are some beneficial classroom and school accommodations:
Kindness, caring, compassion, patience and understanding from parents, care givers and teachers can go a long way to helping children cope with their learning challenges.
To contact Roland for Learning support and tutoring help email or phone 613-854-7015