Motivation can come from within or outside of a person. Motivators outside of a person have only a limited impact, while internal motivation is lasting. A person needs to have a reason to work towards a goal.
Is it lack of motivation, laziness, or…
If a child needs increased motivation to complete an academic task, the task may not be as easy as it appears to everyone else. Often a weak underlying processing skill or ability will undermine the child’s attempts to be successful. Over time, a student will find the effort they put forth and the disappointment from being unsuccessful becomes too painful to continue. They may appear lazy and unmotivated, as they avoid the academic task.
Many parents tell us that their child started to come home from school saying that they were no longer smart or could not read. Once the student is convinced they are not smart or cannot do the work, they will give up before trying, even in a new situation or with a new task. They are defeated before they even begin.
At Hands On Learning Solutions, our programs are designed to allow clients to achieve frequent small successes. Often students have achieved far more than they thought possible within a few weeks, providing the drive and motivation to continue. As students experience success, their self-esteem and motivation increase.
The Learning Skills Pyramid is the foundation of successful remediation. If you focus on just parts of the problem, therapy will not always bring about the desired results. You’ll be left with missing pieces in your program. And that’s where HOLS comes in. In order to identify the contributing factors, a Functional Academic and Learning Skills Evaluation must be administered to determine the source of the missing pieces. Only then can a comprehensive program be designed that will address your child’s weaknesses in developmental order.