When Should Parents Be Concerned About the Rate of Educational Progress Achieved at School? by Pepi Silverman
Developmental milestones occur across a "range" of performance. Some students catch on quickly, while others seem to struggle, particularly with early literacy and numeracy skills. If your child seems to be learning more slowly than expected, that initial latency may not indicate any future problems, but stay engaged in your children's progress. Consider the following strategies to remain informed:
- Work with your child at home: Opportunities for extra practice could make ALL the difference.
- Connect with other parents: Many school districts have curriculum resources that could be helpful.
- Reach out to professionals: Tutors, therapists, and educational consultants or advocates can provide meaningful supports when navigating school-based interventions systems.