Students across California are returning to school after the winter break, whether they feel ready or not. Unfortunately, some students may be dreading this return, particularly if they had a difficult first half of the year.
No matter where your child goes to school, you should expect that he or she will receive an education. And when the school specifically advertises certain educational approaches or services, you should expect your child to receive those as well.
No two students are exactly the same; every child learns a little bit differently. The same goes for children with learning disabilities -- or any disability, for that matter. Figuring out a child's specific needs can help teachers and school faculty tailor the educational experience accordingly.
Young people make mistakes; they break the law and take risks. And teens who also suffer from conditions like learning disorders can have an especially difficult time when it comes to making good, safe decisions. Sadly, it is not uncommon for young people in California jails to have various types of learning disabilities and special educational needs.
Last month, parents of a special needs student filed a lawsuit against their daughter’s high school for mistreatment by the special education teacher.
A child with learning disabilities or special needs benefits greatly from added services and assistance in the classroom. And when these resources are tailored to a child's needs as closely as possible, there can be a greater opportunity for academic success.
There are times when students must miss school. They may be sick, on vacation or tending to a family emergency. The hope for most parents is that their child will be able to catch up on missed work and there will be options to minimize any impact that the absence has on a student's performance.
Discipline in schools is a highly divisive and nuanced topic. There are countless styles, strategies and statistics that lead to different conclusions and approaches. And just because one method of discipline works for many students doesn’t mean that it works for every student.
Creating an Individualized Education Program (IEP) plan for a child is critical for students with special needs who depend on them. And considering how important they are, it makes sense that numerous parties will be involved in developing them.
If your child has special needs in the classroom, then you likely go to great lengths to find academic options and programs that will not just meet your child needs, but also help him or her succeed.