mimimason asks:

My daughter is 8 and having trouble in math & reading. What is the best offer on education.com?

the school wanted to hold her back in 1st grade because of reading we disagreed and passed her to 2ND grade. It is now January and she is having a very hard time failing reading & math. She just cannot do the work.We need extra help. Is it to late in the year to keep her from failing 2ND grade. She is very emotional & will be devastated. She is very insecure.
In Topics: Learning issues and special needs, National education standards and No Child Left Behind
> 60 days ago



Feb 9, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk,

You did not say if your child has received a formal psycho-educational evaluation to determine if there are any learning disabilities or other learning challenges.  That would be my first step- to write and request this type of evaluation formally.

The information provided from a psycho-educational evaluation can prove to be very useful and help to determine a program that meets the overall needs of your child.

Good luck!

Louise Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
CEO of Signing FAmilies™

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graham writes:
Ask your teacher for advice. Being held back isn't necessarily a bad thing, and can often be good for your child's self esteem. Children develop their understanding of reading and math concepts at different rates, and it is not unusual for some to take longer than others to reach proficiency.  Everyone gets there in the end!  The teacher may offer time before or after school, or they may suggest a tutor outside of school to help your child with her specific areas of difficulty.  Asking your child's teacher what to do is definitely the first step.
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