homework help for students

Advice and Activities for Making Standardized Testing Less Stressful for Your Child

by Sandra Jones

Children with learning disabilities (LD) do better with a structured time for homework. Here are some hints to help ease those homework frustrations.

  • Agree on a homework time.
  • Set up a specific place for your child to do homework.
  • Don’t let homework time become a power struggle between you and your child.
  • If homework assignments seem to be overwhelming your child, explore with his classroom or special education teacher whether assignments can be modified. For example, your child might do only the odd- or even-numbered problems on a math sheet.
  • Help your child organize his work before he begins.

Sandra Jones has worked in special education — both as a teacher and administrator — for 27 years. She has a B.S. in Communicative Disorders, a M.S. in Education of the Deaf, and a Ph.D. in Special Education.

This article is published with permission from familyeducation.com.