5 Ways To Improve Your Child's Written Expression
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Writing is one of the most complicated skills for a child to learn. Certainly some children can simply begin writing but for others it is difficult.
Consider for a moment just a few concepts that are involved in writing a few sentences:
It is therefore not surprising that many children have difficulty with writing. Writing difficulties stretch from mild weaknesses through to children who may be experiencing other learning difficulties. There are many cognitive or thinking skills behind writing, and just some of these include the following:
Step 1: You will be asked to complete a history form. This form will ask you as a parent to share your observations related to your child’s writing skills and there will be a checklist which will include numerous questions about your child’s abilities in the following areas:
Step 2: During the assessment, John will review your child’s history form to discuss what assessment he is proposing. Your child can be a part of this process if appropriate or younger children can relax in the waiting room.
Step 3: After this, John will carry out the assessment with your child where he will consider the following areas:
The following areas will also be checked where appropriate:
Step 4: All results will be discussed and explained with parents and your child where appropriate.
Step 5: A support and treatment plan will be discussed.
It is essential to investigate the causes of any potential writing difficulties that your child may be experiencing. Obviously, it is important to ensure they keep up with their peers as the demands of writing progress through the years in schooling. Provided these skills are targeted early, children can typically get back on track with their writing.