The Tutoring Center, Roseville CA 


When you find out that your child suffers from a learning disability, it can be difficult to completely wrap your mind around how this could change your daily operations in the home. Raising a child with a learning disability, though extremely rewarding, can also be a challenge. As a parent to a child who has been diagnosed with a learning disability, you may be wondering what you can do to best serve your child and ensure he or she gets the best education possible. It is with that in mind that The Tutoring Center in Roseville would like to share a few easy steps to help you motivate your child with LD. 

The first step you should take in helping to motivate your child with a learning disability is to ensure you are well educated in the learning disability your child has. Once you understand the challenges your child will be going through, it is going to be much easier for you to step on board and ensure that you are there for your child, as his or her number one advocate. 

It’s also crucial to focus on the interests and strengths of your child. These do not necessarily have to be academic strengths and interests. The importance of this is so that your child is able to participate in something he or she is already excelling at and enjoying. Often times children with LD tend to think they are behind in everything, and they meet adversity at every corner. So, taking the time to focus on areas your child is already doing well, is helpful to his or her self esteem. However, if there is something your child is interested, but doesn’t know much about, like learning a foreign language, allow him or her to explore that option as well. 

Another step you can take to motivate your child is to ensure that you are giving him or her choices. These choices can certainly be limited, meaning you give your child a list of options and your child then chooses. For example, if your child has a number of tasks that should be completed during the day, you can list those tasks and have your child decide which tasks are done first, giving the task and order of importance of measuring them on the level of interest to your child. Either way, the choices are guided, but are still a way for your child to feel in control of his or her learning. 

Lastly, remembering that your child is facing new challenges that may bring down his or her self esteem, set your child up for success by creating attainable goals. This is not to suggest that you should not encourage your child to work hard. However, with the setbacks he or she may already be having in school, you can help by giving your child tasks, yes even difficult ones, that you know he or she can complete. 

Even when you are taking this advice and using it well, it is still possible that your child will need some extra assistance. The Tutoring Center is equipped with a team that is prepared to work with all students, including those with learning disabilities. For tutoring in Roseville, be sure to contact us at 916-771-4100.


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