https://kidpt.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Kid-PT-Blog-Image.png 1249 1979 Joni Redlich http://jonikidpt.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/kidpt.png Joni Redlich2023-08-22 11:04:522023-08-22 11:04:533 Myths That Cause Special Needs Children To Struggle In School
With kids returning to school soon, do you find yourself having sleepless nights worrying about how they’ll handle it?
And do you worry that they are going to fall behind their classmates further?
Lots of parents go through these emotions.
But it’s often much worse for parents of children with special needs.
And it can be a lonely time too.
Because as a parent of a child with special needs, it’s hard to find people who truly understand what you’re going through.
And that’s before we even consider how your kid is feeling…
Special needs children have to deal with the normal challenges every child faces in school, plus the additional challenges their conditions create.
Perhaps they struggle to concentrate in class, which means that they find it difficult to learn at the same pace as the other students.
Or they might have a hard time coping with the busy corridors, packed cafeterias, and hectic playgrounds.
And it can leave your child feeling isolated, getting upset, or unable to learn.
One reason that kids struggle for longer than they need to is our first myth…
Your Kid Will Grow Out Of It
This “wait and see” approach is incredibly frustrating for both parents and children because it’s so passive.
Even if your child will improve if left to their own devices, wouldn’t it be better to support them to accelerate their development, and help them become independent sooner?
For a lot of children with special needs, unless they get the right support, they will remain stuck.
Unable to progress.
And this is why the myth that your kid will grow out of it, or improve on their own is so harmful and misguided.
Getting Your Kid To Play Sports And With Other Kids Will Help
This is a damaging myth because alone, this won’t work for many children with special needs.
While it is great to have your child enjoy a sport, play with the neighbors’ kids, and get outdoors, it’s unlikely to be everything they need.
A child with special needs deserves special care, and a unique approach is where the real progress happens.
So if your child is struggling in school, forcing them to join a sports team or packing your calendar with playdates isn’t the answer.
Get Your Child to Try Harder
The final myth is another frustrating one because it’s so unfair.
Most children are trying as hard as they can, using their all energy, and failing.
And over time this really wrecks their confidence and self-esteem.
I’ve heard so many stories about parents and teachers motivating children by giving them rewards and pushing them to try harder, and not seeing any progress.
But what you want to do instead is start to focus on what your child can do.
And working on their strengths, as opposed to focusing on their weaknesses.
When we do this in our clinic, progress is often surprisingly quick because we take an approach that your child hasn’t experienced before.
And this also helps to rebuild your kids’ confidence if they’ve spent years being told that they need to try harder.
Help Your Child Catch Up In School, Be More Independent, And Rebuild Their Confidence
At our specialist clinic, we have a proven track record of helping children with special needs and a team of leading experts to help your family.
But we appreciate parents want to find out more before deciding on visiting us.
That’s why we offer Free Telephone Consultations where you can speak to our friendly team and share your story.
From this point, we can give you personalized advice, and let you know about the best options available to support your child’s development.
So if you’re child is struggling in school or having tantrums on the way to school, we can help!
And because this is a telephone consultation, you can speak to us from the comfort of your own home!
What are you waiting for?
Simply click HERE to arrange your free telephone consultation now, or call us on (908) 543 4390