Eight Reasons Why Your Child May Not Be Able to Perform Up to his/her Ability


As a teacher of children with special needs it is important that you understand the many factors that may sometimes interfere in the ability of these students to perform up to their ability while in school. Parents of these children should also become aware of the reasons why their children may not be learning.

Children are faced with many pressures everyday and as a result these pressures may play a role in their ability to fully concentrate in school. In general there are 8 factors that contribute to problems in performance by students with special needs. Any of these factors, if intense enough, can create classroom symptoms resulting in academic, behavioral or social dysfunction.

The purpose of this Parent Teacher Conference Handout is to provide parents with 8 possible reasons why their child may not be able to perform up to his/her ability.

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