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.
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.