As parents you have to know how to work within the educational system. Equally and perhaps more importantly, you have to know when and how to go outside the system to get the learning assistance that your child needs.
Lawrence Greene is an educational diagnostician and therapist who completed his studies in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He has 28 years of experience in the field, and his programs for teaching strategic thinking and study skills are used in thousands of schools throughout the United States and Canada. He has recently written a book entitled “Finding Help When Your Child Is Struggling in School”.
In his section on Developmental and Behavioral Optometrists, he notes that children who have difficulty using their eyes effectively usually struggle to read with accuracy. This can make reading a nightmare and cause children to become frustrated, demoralized, and reading phobic. When children have a very real problem contributing to their difficulties, and do not receive appropriate care, they begin to doubt themselves. Finding and receiving appropriate care for developmental or behavioral vision problems can be the key to ending needless frustration.