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How I Learn helps parents and caregivers encourage their children to self-advocate.

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How how i learn helps parents / caregivers

Are you the parent or caregiver of a child about to start high school? Perhaps your child is already in high school and you are having problems with the school understanding your child’s unique learning or accessibility needs? It can feel stressful having to explain to a new school your child’s unique learning or accessibility needs, trying to make sure you don’t forget anything. It can feel frustrating having to communicate these learning or accessibility needs again and again to every teacher every year. How I Learn will help relieve this pressure and frustration.

How I Learn does all the thinking for you, so you do not need to worry about trying to think of everything yourself. The questions in the How I Learn learning profile were developed by speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and experts in the education field, so you can be assured everything has been thought through. By having your child complete their How I Learn learning profile, your child is as prepared as possible for high school.

The resources in How I Learn help schools more effectively plan and prepare for students with disability. It encourages schools to adopt a policy of clear and efficient documentation and communication of your child’s learning and accessibility needs. If your child’s school hasn’t already done so, encourage them to access the resources in How I Learn. This should help reduce the frustration of you having to repeat yourself to every teacher every year.

Whilst it can be stressful, having a child start high school is also exciting. It is exciting and rewarding to watch your child grow into a young adult. How I Learn will help relieve the pressure and frustration, leaving more time and energy to focus on the positive aspects of having a child in high school.

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