Homework Strategies: Helping your Child with Learning at Home

Course Description

After school routines can involve a snack, some down-time and most commonly completing homework before dinner time. Many children engage in escape behaviour or may struggle with completing homework assignments. In this presentation, we provide antecedent strategies that parents can use prior to starting homework and encountering challenging behaviour. There are a total of eight evidence-based strategies that parents and caregivers can implement to make this routine tolerable and eventually enjoyable. In addition to the antecedent strategies presented, we will review how reinforcement can be used to increase cooperation with homework tasks. We will also review how you can help your child complete difficult tasks using prompts.

This course is for you if you’ve ever thought:

  • My child engages in undesired behaviour when it’s time to complete homework or academic tasks.
  • This one worksheet is taking a long time to complete.
  • How can I help my child do homework more independently?

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn eight antecedent strategies which prevent challenging behaviour around homework completion
  • Learn how reinforcement can increase cooperation with task completion
  • Learn how prompting can help support your child complete homework tasks