I have heard some parents upset that students in their children's classrooms have special accommodations for things like ADHD or anxiety. Things like having extra time to transition between activities, the teacher checking the backpack each morning and afternoon, giving homework several weeks in advance to the parent to begin working on at home, more time for assignments, and extra warnings or alternatives to recess being taken away.
ADHD is the most common childhood disorder. Should accommodations be made if a child has this disorder? Is that enabling a child to not learn to function on their own? Do you think these accommodations are given out to easily or parents as for them too often?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:36 AM on Oct. 10, 2013 in Parenting Debate
Answer by Ballad at 11:57 AM on Oct. 10, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 9:22 AM on Oct. 10, 2013
Some parents (and actually some people regardless of age and subject), refuse to look at the bigger picture and realize that by making accommodations for a few that have special needs actually keeps the wheel turning consistently. In this case, if the kids getting special accommodations didn't get said accommodations, it may actually slow the whole class down and the kids wouldn't learn as much. Those parents would be pissed about that too. And just because someone has ADHD doesn't mean they aren't dealing with other issues as well. They could very well need those extra accommodations to be able to complete the work that is expected of them.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:38 AM on Oct. 10, 2013
Answer by anime_mom619 at 10:37 AM on Oct. 10, 2013
Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 9:11 AM on Oct. 10, 2013
I'm actually kind of regretting answering this question since you asked anon. I don't understand why this question would require that you not identify yourself. I did not read the other question.
I know people that have kids with special needs (ADD / OCD / NOS). Her daughter does not learn like the other kids in the class. She reads wonderfully, but she can't sequence worth a sh*t. You can give her three events from her favorite book and she can't put them in order. She is horrible at math. She gets a special accommodation on her state required test (she is not timed) because she has a horrible time with math. Just failing her and holding her back won't do her any favors and making the class learn at the speed of which she may need (without those accommodations) will result in less learned students total.
What is YOUR solution?
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:53 AM on Oct. 10, 2013
Answer by May-20 at 10:46 AM on Oct. 10, 2013
Answer by funlovinlady at 8:41 AM on Oct. 10, 2013
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