Step 1

Understand the three main reasons why children have difficulty learning

  • A lack of or poor instruction. If some tutoring and additional homework does not quickly solve the problem, this is not the cause of your child’s difficulties.
  • A lack of motivation. Motivation is seldom the reason for difficulty when a child first starts school, but with continual struggle and failure, most children lose their motivation and start to avoid hard tasks. This avoidance then adds to learning problems.
  • A lack of underlying learning skills. If learning problems cannot quickly be resolved with a little extra tutoring then usually there are deficiencies in the underlying learning skills required to make learning easy, efficient, and fast.