Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

A Parent's Guide to ADHD

A Parent's Guide to ADHD

While there are many reasons a child may face educational challenges, ADHD (or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is one diagnosis that may hinder a student’s ability to pay attention at home or in the classroom, as well as to reach their full academic potential. As a parent striving to understand ADHD, it can be very useful to recognize the signs associated with ADHD and to establish ways to promote your child’s academic and personal success. If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, continue reading below for a brief parent’s guide to ADHD. ADHD symptoms According to the CDC, the average age for an ADHD ... Read More About A Parent's Guide to ADHD

5 Ways to Stay Motivated During a College Summer Class

5 Ways to Stay Motivated During a College Summer Class

For most college students, summer is a welcome break from attending classes, studying for exams, and finishing homework assignments. With often beautiful weather and a plethora of available activities, sitting in a classroom during the summer months is likely unappealing. Yet some college students are choosing to sign up for summer classes. Summer classes allow you to get ahead on your required classes or simply to learn more about a subject of interest. Ways to stay motivated during a college summer class include keeping a schedule, settling into a routine, and finding a reliable study space. If you’ve signed up for a summer class and ... Read More About 5 Ways to Stay Motivated During a College Summer Class

4 Tips to Create a Summer Learning Plan With Your Child

4 Tips to Create a Summer Learning Plan With Your Child

For most students, continued learning is not at the top of their must-do summer activities list. However, with the absence of regular school studies, it’s important to find ways for your student to retain the skills and material learned during the school year. Developing a game plan to prevent summer slide can benefit your student’s education and introduce fun academically-geared activities into your summer plans. Tips for creating a summer learning plan with your child include planning a variety of activities, creating a smart schedule, and focusing plans toward your child’s interests. Hoping to find productive ways to incl ... Read More About 4 Tips to Create a Summer Learning Plan With Your Child

IEPs vs. 504 Plans: How Do They Differ?

IEPs vs. 504 Plans: How Do They Differ?

When working toward the academic and socioemotional success of your student, it’s important to find appropriate support strategies. For students with learning differences, there are two in-school options that can provide the assistance your student may need: an IEP or a 504 plan. At their core, both IEPs and 504 plans exist to help students access academic accommodations. Each option is intended to protect and support students with learning differences and to allow them to thrive academically. However, IEPs and 504 plans differ in many ways, including the qualifications that must be met in order to utilize each and the implementation of ... Read More About IEPs vs. 504 Plans: How Do They Differ?

3 Benefits of Tutoring for Students With Learning Differences

3 Benefits of Tutoring for Students With Learning Differences

Every student is different—and so are the ways in which they learn best. As the parent of a student with special learning needs, you may be struggling to find the support and resources that will allow them to feel properly equipped for success, as well as to flourish as a student and an individual. Tutoring is one tool that parents can use to help their students with learning differences gain the academic confidence they deserve. The benefits of tutoring for students with learning differences include an individualized experience that is tailored to your child’s unique learning style, the opportunity to develop greater confidence, ... Read More About 3 Benefits of Tutoring for Students With Learning Differences