06 Jan I feel that my child has regressing at school! What should I do?
I am sad to say that this family’s concerns are not the first of its kind that I have heard, and sadly, will not be the last either. So I thought to help empower families who may be in the same situation, I will put together list of how to best tackle a situation like this.
1. Write down a list of things that concerns you about your child’s development.
2. Request a meeting with the school principal and class teacher.
3. Provide a bite size action list of things you would like to work on together with the school.
(a) Offer my child a drink every 2 hours, so that she will finish her 500mls bottle in the 6 hours at school.(b) Ask my child if she needs to go to the toilet every 3 hours at school.(c) Record when and what she drinks, record when she signs to request for the toilet and if she is successful on the toilet or if she has an accident in her nappy.
4. Ensure a weekly follow up meeting with the school to check how the week went with the new changes.
5. Maintain consistency by keeping communications clear and timely feedback.
Hopefully you will find the above 5 steps effective in addressing your concerns for your child at school. If you are concerned that your child is not being supported at school with their gross motor skills and mobility, and you are not sure how to help improve the situation. Ring us on (02) 9790 4233 today to make an appointment to see our Paediatric Physiotherapist so we can help you to make that Action List for your child and teacher.