How to organize it?
Choose the days of the week you will work with your child:For children / students with a certificate of the need for special education, I suggest 4 days of approx. 30 minutes of “improvement”. It is also possible to work in this way with other pupils with SEN.
Set the duration of the class: Working time should be adapted to the child’s / student’s abilities. Pre-school children have a limited ability to concentrate, they get tired faster, therefore the time of working with them should be adjusted individually. This could be e.g. 15 minutes or maybe 20, with school children e.g. 30, 45 or 60 minutes.
Work to improve a child’s development is about effectiveness, not about carrying out all the planned “exercises”. Remember that 15 minutes of effective work is better than 30 minutes of forced work, because that is what our plan provides.
Working time must be adjusted to the abilities and needs of the child / student.
The child’s concentration on the task depends, among other things, on from:
- its development opportunities;
- health condition;
- motivation, curiosity, interest in tasks;
- contact with an adult – the relationship is the most important, let’s play with the child, then we will be more effective;
- ways of working and methods used – necessarily adapted to the needs of the child;
- weather outside – when there is an atmospheric front than – children function worse;
- time of the day – some children work better in the morning, others work better in the evening.
Choose the right methods and forms of work, not necessarily the fashionable ones:
You should discuss and prepare ways to work with your child at home, consider what is needed. Specialists who worked with the child in kindergarten, school and center should help parents choose the appropriate ways and means of working with the child.
They know the child, they know how the parent should work with him at home
The point is that there should be no regression in the child’s development, which may lead to a decline in education.Specialists should advise on how parents can work, being aware that there is usually no specialist equipment and help at home.
At home, there are many everyday equipment and articles that parents can use to work with their children, e.g. cups for drawing circles, balloons, tubes for breathing exercises, board games for observation exercises. conversion, concentration of attention.
Or maybe we could borrow some aids for parents?
- After all, they are not used today.
- Develop a contract with the child, a contract for your joint work.
Agree with your child how, for what and when we will work. Agree who and what does and is responsible for what. After a week of work, you can define a reward (reasonable and achievable, of course).
Develop such a contract for the younger children using pictures, symbols, and in writing for the older ones. Sign it together with your child. You have to watch its implementation. In a situation where the child does not want to work because he / she does not want to, you can refer to the contract. Compliance with contracts builds responsibility.