Thursday, November 20, 2008

When is Student Support Services needed for my child?

MPH honors individual development while carefully monitoring the acquisition of skills and knowledge as students progress through school. The thoughtful and challenging 6-8 program is designed to educate students with a wide range of academic abilities and different learning styles. When a child struggles or does not seem to be making progress in a particular area, the faculty works hard to identify and address concerns in order to help every child make progress and experience success. When this doesn’t happen, it may be a good time to look for assistance from Student Support Services. The question for many parents becomes when is Student Support Services needed?

Initial concerns about struggling students most often come from teachers, but may also come from parents or students themselves. For example, a student may:

have trouble finishing tasks
be easily distracted
have trouble reading
not be able to retain math facts
have difficulty with coordination and body awareness
struggle with and avoid writing assignments
have trouble making and maintaining friendships
feel unsuccessful despite his/her best efforts

If you have a concern about your child, please let me know. We have support at MPH that can often be a source of great help to students.



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