Voices of Compassion Podcast
Voices of Compassion Podcast

February 18, 2021

Concerned About Your Child’s Learning?

About The Episode

After nearly a year of remote learning, parents have a window into their child’s learning style like never before. As a parent, you may have observed some behaviors that make you wonder: does my child have a learning or attention difference or is it just Zoom-fatigue? We sat down with Chris Harris, MEd, an expert in learning, social-emotional, behavioral and attention challenges, to find out. In today’s podcast episode, Chris tells us what behaviors might be cause for concern and offers concrete action steps to support and advocate for your child.

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Guest Info

Chris Harris

Christopher Harris, MEd


Kriewall-Haehl Family Sand Hill School Interim Head of School, Chief Schools Officer at CHC

Mr. Harris has developed and refined specialized interdisciplinary programming for children with learning, social-emotional and attention challenges at Children’s Health Council for 15 years. He is also an adjunct lecturer in the Graduate School Special Education Department at San José State University. In the past, Chris has also served as Executive Director at The Janus School, Pennsylvania, The Chartwell School, Monterey, California, and Children’s Health Council.

Show Notes

Teachers are usually on the front lines of our child’s well-being, noticing learning, behavioral or attention challenges, supporting them in the classroom and relaying them to us as parents. With our kids learning from home, it’s much harder for teachers to identify and defuse potential causes for concern. While many parents are busy with their own work and responsibilities, there are some red flags to be aware of that may indicate your child is struggling with more than just slouching over a screen. In today’s podcast episode, CHC’s Chief Schools Officer, Chris Harris, MEd, helps us distinguish between learning differences and Zoom-fatigue; collaborate with teachers to ensure our child’s needs are being met; weigh the pros and cons of transferring schools; and keep goals and outcomes realistic.

Resources:

Learn more about CHC’s Clinical Services.

Sign up for a Sand Hill School virtual tour.

Register for the live Q&A session featuring Chris Harris, MEd, Ask an Expert: Returning to School.

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