Is Your Child Making Academic Progress?

NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

The next academic quarter is upon us. By now you are either content or worried about your youngster's progress. If worried, it's a little late in the game to do much about the present school year. It is time to reflect and assess what went wrong, how can we make things better, and plan a strategy for next year.

Building a strategy includes a conversation with your child. Most likely, your child is equally unhappy about his/her school productivity. After all, this is their first "job" and many months have been invested. For some, the investment is at question, for others the outcome has fallen way short of expectations. So, a calm reflection on the year is a good first step.

Secondly, speaking with teachers and/or guidance counselors may shed light on your child's classroom conduct, participation and areas of academic strengths/weaknesses. If communication has been lacking, don't retreat now…make the appointment to achieve this needed feedback. Sometimes, previous evaluations by school personnel may need to be reviewed. Check to see if the recommendations were followed up and whether they helped or not.

After achieving all of the above, you may still have unanswered questions. At Family Guidance Centers we offer a resource to help identify problem areas or behavioral issues. Sometimes, additional testing to pinpoint learning issues may be required. Weather this is achieved by school personnel or from a private evaluation, we can assist you with this process. Now is the time to focus on what is needed and to set your plan. Decisions will need to be made regarding academic remediation , counseling , or classroom adjustments.

You can contact us at 804-743-0960 or email us at contact@familyguidancecenters.com. Appointments are available at both locations. Most insurance companies provide coverage for counseling services.