Recognizing signs of learning and thinking differences in your child

(BPT) - After a year of interrupted learning, this school year, parents everywhere are reflecting on how their children are doing, academically and emotionally. And it’s not surprising — a recent study found that 61% of parents believe there will be increased challenges as children head back to school.

The study from nonprofit Understood — a lifelong guide for 1 in 5 people with learning and thinking differences — and UnidosUS — a Latino civil rights and advocacy organization — found that 68% of parents of children with learning and thinking differences said their children are a year behind academically and worry that they may never catch up. Concerns about the pandemic’s impact on children are even greater among communities of color, with 71% of Hispanic/Latino parents and 65% of Black/African American parents noticing that their child experienced learning challenges over the past year.

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