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Learning Strategies - Study Skills


Teachers, caregivers, and other professionals working with the child need to work together to provide support. This requires frequent contact between home and school. This lets the child know that the adults are interested and supportive in their progress in school.

Teachers and caregivers need to establish an effective communication system.

Teachers and Caregivers Need To:
  • Agree at the beginning of the school year the type of information that would be beneficial to be sent home in order to support the child – e.g. information about behavior, specific academic information, social interactions, or medical updates.
  • Agree on the frequency of the communications home – such as daily, weekly, biweekly, or as needed.
  • Agree upon the method of communications – e.g. email, notes home, telephone conversations, weekly meetings.

Other professionals such as social workers, counselors, and therapists need to be informed of the student’s progress in school. This can be done through meeting, or monthly updates. 

Teachers and therapists need to exchange information as soon as possible if there are changes in the student’s plan, program, or other information that would impact the student’s emotional stability.