Sadly, there are things that have the potential to get in the way of special needs students getting a high-quality education. One is there not being enough qualified special education teachers in the school system they are a part of. Concerns about the possibility of this problem arising here in California are among the concerns that have come up in connection to the teacher shortage in the state.
Among the many rules schools have are rules on what kids can and cannot bring to class. One object that such rules have increasingly been coming up for lately are fidget spinners.
Parents of special needs students generally hope that they and their child’s school district will be on the same page regarding their child’s education needs and how best to meet these needs. However, parents and districts sometimes are not, and end up in disputes over the special education services provided to a child.
Video games are a major source of entertainment for children. Might video gaming, however, also provide a therapy route for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? A recent study yielded some interesting results regarding the effects of a special video game on kids with ADHD.
The laws on special education are not the only rules that can have big impacts on students with disabilities. Among the others that can prove quite impactful are the rules in their state when it comes to school disciplinary matters. There are many issues related to disciplinary incidents that could come up for children with disabilities and other students. This includes issues related to restraint and seclusion.
The U.S. Supreme Court, last month, made its ruling in a special education case.
Legal issues regarding the adoption itself are not the only significant legal issues that can come up in relation to adopting a child. Another type that can arise for adoptive parents are issues related to their adopted child’s education. This could include matters regarding special education. Such matters can have many complexities and how they are addressed can have significant education impacts for an adopted child.
What a special needs child’s education experience is like can be impacted by many things. This includes what is in their IEP and how closely their IEP is followed. So, when issues come up regarding their child’s IEP, how a parent responds can matter greatly. Skilled education lawyers understand the complex and impactful nature of IEP issues and can advise parents when it comes to such issues.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released data on special education enrollment in the nation in the 2015-2016 school year. The data covers students between the ages of 6 and 21. The stats point to that school year seeing a slight increase in special education enrollment.
When you send your child off to school, you do so with the assumption that the teachers and administrators will do their best to provide your little one with a safe learning environment. After all, these years at school will influence your child for the rest of his or her life. Most of the time, schools live up to their lofty charge. Unfortunately, there are times when they overstep their bounds and disproportionately punish their students by suspending, expelling or disciplining them.