My 8 yr old has an IEP but my ex husband is pushing for him to go special ed. What is the difference? He's 8 and in 2nd grade. He repeated kindergarten.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:22 PM on Apr. 19, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Putting him in a self contained ESE class is a very serious move. Whatever his learning disability is, it makes it more difficult for him learn at the same rate as other children. That doesn't mean he won't learn the material though. Putting him in a self contained class could quite possibly do more harm than good. If he's functioning higher than the other kids around him he could regress. By having him in the regular classes for part of the day, he'll be more motivated and be exposed to more skills.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 11:32 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by Adelicious at 11:24 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
Special ed is just the term they use for programs for students with an IEP. If he has an IEP he already is in "special ed." But that term isn't really used anymore.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 11:25 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
It's the same thing. Unless he means he wants him to get help from a Special Education Instructor, who is someone who usually works along side PT's, OT's, and Speech pathologists in schools. My daughter used to have 4 specialist and one was a special ed teacher. But basically your IEP is the plan they use to get your child all the special help they need in school. There is also something some schools use called "otherwise medically impaired" which is for kids who may have some issues but are not considered special needs and don't qualify for an IEP.
Answer by BlooBird at 11:31 PM on Apr. 19, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 PM on Apr. 19, 2010