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Signs that your child is struggling with their learning and what you can do to support them

When a child is struggling with their learning, it can manifest itself in all sorts of different ways and it can be hard to know what’s wrong and how to react.

Let’s look at the common signs that a child may be experiencing if they are struggling with their learning:

1. Difficulty understanding instructions

They have difficulty understanding or following instructions.

2. Difficulty with basic academic skills

They are struggling with basic academic skills, such as reading, writing, or maths.

3. Low academic performance

Their academic performance is consistently below average or declining.

4. Lack of engagement

They appear disengaged or uninterested in academic tasks.

5. Difficulty with memory and recall

They have difficulty remembering information or recalling facts.

6. Behavioural issues

They are exhibiting behavioural issues, such as being disruptive or non-compliant.

7. Poor self-esteem

They have low self-esteem or a negative attitude towards learning.

If a child is struggling with learning, there are several steps you can take to support them:

1. Talk with them

Ask them how they are feeling about school and their learning, and try to identify any specific areas where they may be struggling.

2. Speak with their teacher

Schedule a meeting with the child's teacher to discuss their academic performance and any areas of concern.

3. Consider tutoring or extra help

Look into our tutoring services to provide your child with additional support and resources.

4. Create a supportive home environment

Create a structured and supportive home environment that encourages learning and provides a child with the necessary tools and resources to succeed.

5. Encourage reading and other educational activities

Encourage them to read and engage in other educational activities outside of school, such as visiting museums or participating in educational programs.

6. Monitor progress and celebrate successes

Keep track of their academic progress and celebrate their successes, no matter how small.

7. Consider a learning evaluation

If they continue to struggle despite these efforts, consider having them evaluated for learning disabilities or other challenges that may be impacting their learning.

Remember that every child learns differently and at their own pace. By providing a child with the necessary support and resources, you can help them overcome their learning challenges and achieve academic success.

If your child needs help with their learning, contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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