It can be very difficult when your child is struggling in school. There are resources available to help you during this time! Understood.org is a valuable resource to help your family.
Does your child have trouble paying attention, having conversations or finishing projects? Is reading, writing or math a struggle? These behaviors and challenges may be due to an undiagnosed learning or attention issue. And you aren’t alone.
One in five children struggles with issues related to reading, math, writing, focus, and organization, yet many children with learning and attention issues do not have a diagnosis. The adults in their lives often have a hard time understanding their issues due to misconceptions and a lack of information and resources. As a result, children with learning and attention issues often face both academic and social challenges, such as:
- Only 68% of students with learning issues graduate with a regular high school diploma.
- 55% of students with learning and attention issues have had some type of involvement with the criminal justice system within eight years of leaving high school.
Contrary to what many people believe, there is no correlation between learning and attention issues and IQ. With the right strategies and support, these children can succeed in the classroom—and outside of it too.
The Ad Council and Understood.org is a free, one-stop, easy-to-use online resource and community designed to help parents of children with learning and attention issues.
Understood offers resources and support to parents at all stages of this journey – those who don’t yet know why their child is struggling, as well as to those who have been on this journey for years. Summer can be especially challenging for kids with learning and attention issues because of the change in routine, new social situations, and unusual environments.
That’s why resources like Understood.org can be so helpful – for example helping kids tackle the unique challenges of Events and Outings