Kansas student suspended; invisible disability. IEP Goals trivial

The goals in the IEP ignored the skills the student needed most; rsz_teen-readingskills related to social interpersonal-relationship building.  Instead, the goals related to writing paragraphs.   This high school student looked like a regular teen and came across as often disinterested since he wouldn’t immediately engage in assigned classroom activities.  The district knew for years of his disability on the autism spectrum.  Evaluations even indicated to watch for suspected depression.

Students with invisible disabilities often struggle, especially in middle and high school.

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Parents often need to work to make sure the public school system isn’t penalizing their child due the behaviors that are disability related.  Delays in addressing these issues may make it worse for the student and more difficult for the family to deal with stressful issues.

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Kansas special education: double-talk by school staff misleads parent

Parents now report school staff ask parents intimidating questions to redirect parents away from the topic of services that our children need. “Don’t you want your child to be independent?” is the most common question parents are asked in one district where a child has autism.

Within the last four years I have noticed that the supports (paraprofessionals) that were a given for many students with inappropriate behaviors are no longer mentioned to parents. These districts are placing the overwhelming task on a classroom teacher of up to 30 students.  Unrealistic to all!rsz_asianteenmale-vert-199x300

Uninformed and inexperienced parents don’t realize their child is missing basic supports services while at public school. This results in suspensions that are unnecessary and could usually be avoided.

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Kansas special ed student with ADHD, anxiety and depression

Student struggles continuously in social situations, especially at recess and unstructured settings (library, lunch); sometimes picked on by other children and teased at recess.

Parents have done their best over the years and child sees outside psychological rsz_withbook-300x198boyinlibraryprofessional regularly.  That “system” has provided the parents with terms like “ADHD”, “depression”, “anxiety”.

Many times in the public school “system”, these children are found eligible for special education under an eligibility category called “Other Health Impaired” (OHI).  Other students may be eligible for accommodations under a “504” plan.

However, in the mainstream, some of these children are considered to be affected by “Asperger Syndrome”.  Wikipedia provides a definition worth pondering. Multiple, beneficial resources of information exist for parents and schools of these children.

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Advocates at The IEP Center help parents solve IEP problems by providing information so they can advocate for the child with special needs at the public school.  Don’t be bamboozled!  Waiting and hoping for problems to go away allows our children to regress.  Hoping the problem will go away will only delay the problem.

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ADHD student needs’ ignored

Accommodations listed in the student’s IEP included extended time to turn in assignments. One teacher disregarded application of the accommodation and penalized student by giving lower grades for “missed assignments” even though student didn’t know about the assignment or turned it  in later than the typical students.Teacher would later pull student out of other classes to talk to student, making a spectacle of the student.

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Some teachers have the mindset  allowing our student with special needs to have accommodations is “unfair” to the other students.  This attitude often results in poor grades for our student and a stigma.

This scenario snowballed into a fiasco that could have been avoided.

Public school staff often don’t understand the importance of proactively implementing accommodations. Advocates at TheIEPCenter.com help parents solve IEP and 504 problems by providing information so they can advocate for the child with special needs. Schools often don’t put plans into place legitimately unless a parent pursues action.

Don’t be bamboozled!  Waiting and hoping for problems to go away allows our children to regress.  Hoping the problem will go away will only delay getting the problem addressed.  Waiting too long to address concerns eliminates opportunities for correction.

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