Parent-Teacher Communication Challenges

A child’s teacher has a significant impact of that child’s life….at every grade.  It is so important for both teacher and parent to work at meaningful communication.  I believe that both teachers and parents have good intentions.  Here is an example of a conversation that we can learn from:

Parent-Teacher Communication from Understood

What Having the “Wrong” Teacher Taught Me About My Son With ADHD

My Parent Journey blog post by ToughTopics
Aug 11, 2016

“I also learned how important it was to communicate with the teacher early and often. I tried to arrange a meeting for the first week of school so I could explain my son’s challenges and strengths. Once, a teacher who didn’t seem like a good fit turned out to be great for my son once we really started talking…”

Get tips on how to improve your relationship with your child’s teacher. Use these sentence starters to help kick off the conversation. And read expert advice on changing teachers during the school year.

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Dyslexia Awareness Month: Do You Think We Need A Dyslexia Law?

Is There a Law?

To Members of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity Community:

We are at a very special time for all those who care about dyslexia and a child (or an adult) who is dyslexic — and it is a time that demands our action. A Resolution on Dyslexia presented to Congress by Representative Bill Cassidy represents the breakthrough that we have all been waiting and hoping for. This well thought-out resolution breathes fresh air and energy and yes, joy, into our mission to have dyslexia recognized so that the millions of deserving boys and girls, men and woman who are dyslexic can be diagnosed and receive the evidence-based services they deserve and require. This is a time that calls for action — your action — to make sure that this Resolution becomes a reality. Yes, dreams can come true. Please act — find your rep here.

Sally Shaywitz, MD             Bennett Shaywitz, MD

http://dyslexia.yale.edu/CassidyHResJan2014.html