School And Homework
Breaking down assignments can also help kids work on long-term assignments at a steady pace.
Texting and checking social media while doing homework can be a major distraction.
If your child does this, look over his work when he says he’s finished. You may decide that your child needs an evaluation.
If you notice typos or other mistakes, remind him that the homework isn’t done until he fixes these issues. This could lead to formalized supports for your child.
Help your child come up with a list of steps so he can cross them off as he completes them.
For some kinds of homework, like math, you may need to ask the teacher for an example of a solved problem, showing each step.
Apps like Mod Math can help kids work on math problems without using a pencil.
You can search for apps for your child in Tech Finder.
Let him have a break, a snack or a nap if he needs it.If learning issues make a specific aspect of an assignment hard for your child, he may rush through it out of frustration.Kids with dysgraphia, for example, may struggle with the mechanics of writing.It also means he has to re-familiarize himself with the assignment every time he comes back to it.This may cause him to skip steps and speed up to finish it. This can help him get into the habit of checking his work on his own.
If he already has an IEP or a 504 plan, talk with the teacher about your child’s current supports.