As a child education was instilled in me. I have to thank both of my parents for pushing me everyday , because without them I wouldn’t went to college. When I was first-born, the doctor mention to my mom that I will have some learning problems. I was born with my umbilical cord wrap around my neck. I know, sad but that was my birth a struggle but I’m a warrior. Since I was born I have some complications with my health. I had a IP in learning, which I need addition help in learning. An IP, an information processing disorder is a deficiency in a person’s ability to effectively use the information the senses have gather. I also had speech problems, words that have two or more syllables in them I cannot say.
I excel in school with the IP, my parent work hard with me and my school work. I know a lot of children with learning disabilities and how they treat their kids. When your child has this, they could think they are dumb and not smart. You have to influence your child and help them with their deficits. When I was in elementary school I was in resource classes and had to do reading tests. The reading tests to see what reading level I was on. I was done with that in sixth grade. By the time I was in the fifth grade I no longer needed help with speech so I was done with that too. Reading is what made me so successful in life. I always been into reading, to this day I rather read than actually watch TV. Push your kids to read or read to them. I stayed on the honor roll throughout K-12. I was placed in enrichment and honor class as well.
I advocate for the children with learning problems. Most of these children don’t actually have learning issues, so many people have told they have issues so they believe they have them. A lot of parents who kids are struggling in school don’t actually sit down and ask their children why are they’re struggling. Your child’s education reflect on you as parent, their environment and peers. No child is dumb or bad. A child who struggles in school needs more attention and that attention cannot be just the teacher. I watch how parents who kids got IP, just let their child be lost because of this so call disorder. Your child is not lost, every child’s deserve a good foundation for education. Education starts at home and not at school.
If your child is struggling in school, here are some steps:
- Ask them about the classes and why they are struggling
- Find out if they understand
- Guide them through their work
- Have your child read to you
- be patient
- encourage them