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.
Many children are nervous to start the new school year. They might be worried the classes will be too hard or unsure of their new teachers, or they could be scared about meeting new people or getting lost.
A new school year is just a matter of weeks away, and as a parent, you may already be thinking about what your child will need to start a new year off strong.
If your child has special needs and should receive tailored education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, you probably know that just because your child should receive educational opportunities doesn't mean he or she is receiving them.