Ways to Help at Home
¨ Read aloud to your child everyday.
¨ Listen to your child read easy books everyday.
¨ Emphasize your child’s strengths.
¨ To assist your child with homework, provide a quiet place with materials/supplies (books, pencils, pens, dictionary).
¨ If necessary, read assignments to your child and check for understanding.
¨ Act as your child’s secretary—record assignments as your child dictates them to you.
¨ Help your child plan break times as needed.
¨ Keep instructions simple. Give one direction at a time. Ask your child to repeat instructions aloud to check for understanding.
¨ Stay in contact with your child’s teacher. Be aware of accommodations/modifications occurring on the classroom.
¨ Seek alternative assignment methods such as computers, tapes, and oral reports rather than written reports for every evaluation.