Raising a child with ADHD, a learning disorder, anxiety, or low self-esteem can be extremely difficult. Too often, parents don’t know where to turn for insights and strategies to support their child. The professionals at Thorup Tutoring understand the feelings of hopelessness and uncertainty that parents feel when they are told their child has a learning challenge.
Over the years, diagnoses of ADHD and learning disability have stayed constant however, there seems to be a drastic increase in children and teens that struggle with anxiety and depression. Schools have become more rigorous; extracurricular activities have become more competitive and social media has had a considerable influence on kids’ ability to function emotionally, socially, and academically. Students are constantly bombarded by distractions. Thus, many of them don’t know how or have time to put in the effort necessary to succeed in school.
Building Blocks is a book that will give parents and educators extra knowledge and insights about IEP’s and 504 Plans; it will increase their understanding of how a child’s brain works and what may be causing specific struggles.
Learning is a step by step process, and success is built one block at a time. The process begins with acquiring knowledge and skills and leads to change, which occurs as a result of experience. Learning and retaining information is troublesome for many students, can be labor some and cause decreased belief in personal performance. Human motivation is influenced by self-conceptions (or mindsets) that are used to structure and guide personal behavior. The conscious and subconscious mind affects a child and has a powerful impact on their ability to learn and improve. A child’s most fundamental beliefs, whether intentional or subconscious, strongly affect what they desire and if they’ll have the “grit” to attain it.
This book will provide insights to:
Assist parents as they navigate their child’s learning challenges or ADHD
Understand 504 Plans and Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)
Recognize the differences between cognitive and behavioral processes
Teach strategies to build learning, memory and a growth mindset
Undo negative labels
Reinforce a child’s natural abilities and talents
Introduce techniques to manage stress and anxiety
Unlock positivity in children
Teach techniques to energize motivation and direct behavior
Promote affirmative action and healthy emotions
Help students achieve academic and personal success