Wednesday, May 30, 2012
... students with academic problems ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist,psychiatrist, quezon city, manila, philippines)
sophia balod of gma tv's saksi did a segment interview on school repeaters.
i explained that school repeaters need to be throughly evaluated for the causes of their problems. they may have family problems, addictive behaviors (e.g., computer game addictions, substance use), pressure in meeting high parental standards, below average IQ, a bad ass peer group, psychiatric disorders (add, adhd, dyslexia, depression), poor study habits, etc.
whatever the cause is, the school repeater's parents, teachers, parents, and possibly guidance counselor need to work hand-in-hand in designing an individualized and comprehensive program to help the kid overcome his or her problems.