My son is in a self contained high school class. After all the students are finished in the cafeteria, his class goes down and wipes the tables, sweeps the floor, etc. as part of their vocational training. (they also help shelve books in the library, collate the school newsletter, etc.). My ex husband has "forbid" them to have his son do any type of cleaning. The teacher explained that the task was as much about teaching vocational behaviors (completing assigned task, not getting distracted, etc.) as the actual task. I have no problem with my son being involved and he enjoys getting out of the classroom and doing it.
Would you be bothered by it?
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Answer by m-avi at 1:47 PM on Jun. 20, 2013
My oldest son has dev. & lang. delays. He was also in a self-contained classroom all thru school. Tell your husb. they are not "using" the kids as free labor, but teaching them skills they will be using out in the workforce. A lot of these kids will be working in janitorial or restaurant type jobs & this is a skill they need to have. Hopefully they will be getting work opportunities out in the community to find their "niche". And hopefully they are learning other valuable things like budgeting & finance & things like meal planning, grocery shopping & cooking. If not, insist it be included in your child's IEP. Hopefully dad gets on board. GL
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