Processing Skills
Processing Skills
Learning Disability
The PACE Story
Provider Support

Step 1

Understand the three main reasons why children have difficulty learning

  • A lack of or poor instruction. If some tutoring and additional homework does not quickly solve the problem, this is not the cause of your child's difficulties.
  • A lack of motivation. Motivation is seldom the reason for difficulty when a child first starts school, but with continual struggle and failure, most children lose their motivation and start to avoid hard tasks. This avoidance then adds to learning problems.
  • A lack of underlying learning skills. If learning problems cannot quickly be resolved with a little extra tutoring then usually there are deficiencies in the underlying learning skills required to make learning easy, efficient, and fast.
Step 2

Five steps to help you help your child

By following these steps you will have gained some very important information that will dramatically improve you child's ability to do well in school.

  1. Understand the causes of learning difficulties
  2. Know the skills necessary for fast and efficient learning
  3. Find out what skills are weak
  4. Learn what needs to happen to improve learning skills
  5. Take specific steps that can help your child or student gain the skills needed to become a successful student.
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