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.
Every child learns differently. Children have different strengths and challenges; they thrive and struggle under different conditions; they have different approaches to learning. As such, while traditional educational styles and settings can work for some students, they may not work for children with a learning disability.
Every parent wants their child to succeed when it comes to education. We want them to feel excited, passionate and supported when they go to school. However, countless students don't feel this way because they don't get the things they need in class.
Parents and children often see summer as a much-needed break from the stress and structure of the school year. However, while summer break can certainly be beneficial for students all across Santa Cruz, studies show there could be a troubling loss of knowledge during the summer.
Parents typically know what is best for their children, especially when they are young. However, there are occasions when parents need the help of others to address complicated issues.
Bullying is a pervasive problem in schools across the country, and sadly students with disabilities or special needs are not immune to the issue. In fact, studies suggest that students with disabilities are at an increased risk of being bullied, while some are bullies themselves.
Individualized Education Programs are crucial to ensuring students with special needs receive the accommodations and support they need in the academic environment. In most cases, an IEP focuses on the protections for students inside the classroom. However, they can also address a student's needs while going to and from school.
The threat of school disciplinary measures affects every student differently. Some are willing to do whatever they can do avoid penalties like suspension while others may not see such actions as that problematic. However, it is crucial for parents and other adults to ensure that whatever discipline occurs at a school is both lawful and fair.
Approaches to education are constantly changing, whether the changes stem from political shifts, financial strain or the availability of new research. And it seems that every school year, there are new things for parents to understand about their child's education.
If your child has special education needs, he or she likely has an individualized education program. The purpose of this program is to identify the resources and tools a student needs in the academic setting and then establish them in a comprehensive plan.