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The Challenges Faced By Shut Down Learners

Shut Down Learners (SDLs) face a wide range of academic challenges both in and out of the classroom. In the classroom, these children may have difficulty developing study skills and note-taking capabilities. At home, they will experience notable difficulty completing their assignments independently. Parents can help their child by breaking large tasks into smaller ones, setting goals, and providing structure and supervising. While parents may believe that these skills should be developed by the child naturally as they progress through school, SDLs often need extra help in order to overcome their academic difficulties.

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