19 Supporting Student Academic and Non-Academic Barriers

It is important that all students come to school ready and able to learn because learning readiness is necessary to school success and improvement. Unfortunately, some students come to school who are not ready and able to learn.  “Non-academic barriers” often get in the way of creating the right conditions for students and families. Some of these barriers are health-related such as dental and medical needs.  Other non-academic barriers to learning can be classified as social and developmental.  These barriers include child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health needs and family-related problems. Each district and school should confront these important issues in order to address the non-academic barriers to learning and academic achievement.

Resources:

Models for Family and Community Engagement

Attendance: ORC Chapter 3321

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Individualized Health Plans

Safer Schools Ohio

Teaching English Language Learners

Food and Nutrition

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