Children can struggle at school for lots of different reasons. If your child is struggling with writing, reading or spelling, here are some ideas to help them with their studies.
It can help if you encourage your child to take their time and read each word carefully before moving on to the next word. The opportunity to read or be read to on a daily basis can be beneficial.
It might be that they have lots of ideas but find it hard to write these down on paper. Organising thoughts can be difficult so encourage them to try and draw mind maps for brainstorming ideas and visualising their connections to a common theme.
This might be down to the way they hold their pen or pencil. The use of a triangular pen grip or a Yoropen may facilitate the development of good pen control, grip and fluency.
It might be that your child finds it hard to remember the order of the letters in a word. Practising common words by writing them over and over may be beneficial to ensure that they have the opportunity to overlearn spelling patterns in a range of words.
This may be a sign of working memory difficulties. Try and be sensitive to signs of ‘overload’ and provide opportunities for breaks in order to accommodate this. Setting one task at a time may prove to be more successful.