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Help for children who are struggling with at school

It is a struggle for you  to read, write, spell or concentrate at the same level as your classmates?

Children just like you, can struggle at school for lots of different reasons. If you’re struggling with your learning at school, you might have a sensory processing difficulty. Have you heard of dyslexia?  Dyslexia is a sensory processing difficulty and children who have dyslexia, often struggle with reading, writing and spelling .  They can also struggle to remember things and this could mean that they find it hard to concentrate and keep up with their friends in class.

If you are struggling with your writing, reading or spelling, here a some ideas to help you with your studies.

Do you dread reading?  

Do you find it hard to concentrate on the words and what they mean? 

One reason may be that you find it hard or are unable to keep up with your friends in class when reading.

It can help if you take your time and read each word carefully before moving on to the next word.

Do you find it hard to write in class?  

It might be that you find it hard to write your ideas down on paper; you have lots of ideas but struggle to get the ideas onto paper. Organising your thoughts is difficult.

To help get your thoughts and ideas onto paper, try drawing a diagram or flow chart so you can organise your ideas on paper before you write about them.

Does your hand hurts when you write for a long time? 

You might have a uncomfortable pen grip. Holding your pen or pencil with an uncomfortable pen grip making writing more difficult and could make your hand and arm ache.

Ask your teacher for a triangular pen grip to help you hold the pen correctly.  A pen grip will help you hold your pen in a more comfortable position so that you can write for longer and make your handwriting neater.

Do you struggle to learn new spellings? 

It may be that you find it hard to remember the order of the letters in a word.

Ask your teacher for extra help with spellings.

If you feel that this could be you, the first person to tell is a parent or a teacher.  They will be able to provide you with the extra help and support, specific to your difficulties.

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