Helping Kids Catch Up Following an Absence

As adults, we know how life’s changes and challenges can cause us to miss work and have to catch up once we’re back in the office. We try to stay connected through email and telecommuting, but it’s just not the same as sitting at your desk or being at your workstation. When it comes to kids missing school, there are many ways for them to make up homework and catch up on assignments, but if they’re absent for an extended period of time, it could be months or years before they’re at the same level of their peers. At LearningRx, our brain training programs are designed to help students of all ages, and as an educational franchisee, you’ll have the opportunity to work with kids who are struggling to catch up on schoolwork after a prolonged absence.

Absent Due to Illness

If a child is absent due to an illness, it could be several weeks before they are back in the classroom. If they miss the introduction of new curriculum, they could feel very lost once they’re back in school and trying to catch up. This can lead to frustration and disappointment, since their friends and classmates are already familiar with the subject matter. After-school tutoring could help, but if they’re struggling with understanding the steps to an assignment, or they’re having trouble paying attention, brain training is likely a better solution.

By working one-on-one with a dedicated brain trainer, the student can strengthen their cognitive skills and become a better learner overall. If they have an illness that causes them to miss class sporadically over the course of the entire year, they can continue to work with their brain trainer on strengthening their attention, memory, and focus. Tutoring can help them learn the subject matter or the facts they need to know for a test or a quiz that they missed, but our programs can equip them for greater challenges both inside and outside of the classroom.

Absent Due to a Family Situation

A child whose parents are divorced or who lives with other relatives at certain times may spend the first half of the year in one location and the second half in another. While the curriculum may be similar in both schools that they attend, there may be gaps or discrepancies that leave a child behind their fellow students. They may also be homeschooled or have a private tutor for part of the year, but when it comes time to be in the classroom, brain training can help them get caught up and on the same learning track as their peers.

Our programs are designed to help students thrive in any classroom environment, so whether the child misses school due to illness, they’re starting at a public school after being homeschooled, or they’re attending a different school for part of the year, they can be successful. If you’re interested in learning more about brain training or our educational franchise opportunities, please contact us right away. We’re always excited to meet new people and learn about their passion for helping students succeed!