Did your child struggle more this semester than they have in previous years? Have you noticed a steady decline in grades, mood, or behavior? The winter break may be the perfect time to create a game plan for improvement next semester. Here are some intervention planning tips for the spring semester.
Use the Winter Break to Your Child’s Biggest Challenges in School
In order to address your child’s struggles in school, you need to figure out what is causing them. Was there a change in the household that may be affecting your child? This could include moving, relationship changes, financial stress, etc. If you can pinpoint an environmental cause, you can potentially discuss and overcome it.
The source of the struggle may not be obvious. Perhaps there is a learning disability at play that is making certain aspects of school difficult for your child. Maybe they’re having trouble seeing or hearing. These matters may require some additional testing to diagnose. After you have a diagnosis, you can create a personalized intervention plan for treatment and support.
Create an Intervention Plan to Manage Those Challenges in the Spring Semester
Intervention planning can encompass a wide range of strategies, all tailored to improve your child’s quality of life. The term “intervention” is often considered to be confrontational, but this process is designed to identify the best ways to treat your child’s difficulties. Intervention planning may include:
- Learning disability testing
- ADHD or autism assessment
- Executive functions coaching
- Individual or family counseling
- Social skills training
- Educational advocacy to help you pursue support at school
- IEP or IEE
- Parent or guardian counseling to help you navigate your child’s struggles
- Gifted or twice exceptional placement
- Special education accommodations at school
Every child is unique, so no two intervention plans are exactly alike. Approximately 2% of children are diagnosed with multiple disabilities, such as dyslexia and hearing impairment. Those overlapping conditions create the need for additional personalization. The knowledgeable professionals at CNLD Testing & Therapy are here to help you assess, address, and overcome your child’s academic struggles.
Pursue Learning Disability Testing, Executive Functions Coaching, or Educational Advocacy
CNLD Testing & Therapy offers psychological testing, ADHD testing, autism testing, professional counseling, giftedness/twice-exceptional assessments, neuropsychological exams, educational advocacy, intervention planning, and other support solutions for your family. It may take time to find the ideal treatment path and interventions to help your child, but we’ll be there every step of the way. Early intervention is always ideal, so feel free to reach out at your earliest convenience. Our phone number is (734) 994-9466.
Don’t Stop over the Summer!
Your child will likely need ongoing support. Don’t stop just because the school year is over. You can use the summer months to focus on the areas that need the most improvement so that your child can be well-equipped for the following school year.