National schools may be a great option for some families, especially those desiring to adapt as much as possible to local culture and language.
Assessment is the process of measuring academic skills and learning, and your child will be assessed at many points during their schooling. Knowing how and why they need to be assessed will help you evaluate the quality of your child’s education.
If your child struggles with the learning process, you’ve probably wanted to know more about how your child learns and how to help them. Perhaps it’s difficult to communicate your concerns with teachers or to advocate for your child. The information you are looking for, which summarizes your child’s skills and behavior, is found in a learning profile.
Going to a different school is a challenge, even in a child’s home culture. Living internationally adds a whole new dimension to this major life change.
If your child seems to have physical, social, or emotional barriers to normal play or learning, you may need the help of an occupational therapist (OT).
For a typical family living internationally, there are three main educational options — local schools, international schools, and home education — which are highlighted below. Some families choose a hybrid model, blending two or more of these options to fully meet their child’s needs.
Sometimes asking for professional help is the best way to determine your child’s needs and how to meet them in your setting.
What do you do when the educational options available to you do not have structured or intentional support for kids with special needs?