Parent Driven Success by Third Grade
Many smart struggling kids do not achieve Success by Third Grade, because they are too smart to get services, but do not learn the way schools teach the, What these students need is a
Parent Driven Success by Third Grade Action Plan – For more information DOWNLOAD our short, uplifting book “Success by 3rd Grade.”
“Why Success by Third Grade is so important” by Ann Murphy Paul makes some interesting points. One is that to achieve success by 3rd grade and to avoid 3rd Grade Retention, “An ideal alternative: teachers and parents would collaborate on the creation of an individualized learning plan for each third-grader who needs help with reading — a plan that might involve specialized instruction, tutoring or summer school. Most important is taking action, researchers say, and not assuming that reading problems will work themselves out”.
We have found one major fallacy with this approach. Most smart struggling students are visual-spatial learners, who learn best when the student sees and experiences information. These students often have attention and visual tracking challenges. Schools tend to teach one size fits all. As a result, if your child learns differently and has an attention and visual tracking challenge, the schools do not capitalize on his or her strengths, nor do they identify and address the related attention and visual tracking challenges.
3 Questions that might help to determine if your child learns differently and is a visual-spatial learner and you want to achieve Success by Third Grade:
– Does your child remember places visited, even from years ago?
– Does your child learn best when he or she sees and experiences information?
– Does your child have the potential to do far better in reading comprehension and high stakes tests?
If your child learns differently, you want to consider a holistic program that teaches the way your child learns and identifies and addresses the attention and visual tracking issues that may be holding your child back
Mira Halpert, M Ed, developed and directs the 3D Learner Program (R) — their key focus is success by Third grade for the visual-spatial learner, who learns differently and often has a combination of attention and visual tracking challenges. For more information, you can visit Success by 3rd Grade or DOWNLOAD our short, uplifting book “Success by 3rd Grade.”