what are your expierences with yourself or your kids being in s.ed , or you work in it , my son 10 in a mainstream class with a wonderfull aide , he is autistic and adhd , in 5th grade and functions at 2-3 years behind.
I believe its important to be with his peers even tho way behind them , and you really cant hold them back in grades as their age group moves on , and i think its important for him to be exposed to all he is academically even tho way over his head , and not pushing anything and being sure he feels no pressure to perform or please anyone.
i work with my son daily myself on academics and daily life with the enviournment of when hes done - hes done and thats ok.
My only experience with special ed is the boy we now tutor. He was sent to what they called the "resource room" for most of his classes where someone would give him the answers or dismiss his work as unnecessary. For tests he would be given a blank test and a key and told to copy the answers so that his grades would stay high enough to pass even though he did very little daily work. He has had an IEP since grade 3 and has learned very little in the public school system since that time. His math is around a 5th grade level - and he's a sophomore in high school this year. He can't even read in cursive because part of his IEP is for handwriting so cursive was never taught to him. It still saddens me because for all the work we have done, I don't know if he will ever be caught up - he will be 17 next month and at 18 he plans to be done with school.
Answer by scout_mom at 2:58 PM on Oct. 24, 2010
my experience is they said I was retarded and parked me in a special ed class two years ago I found out I have asperger's syndrome
and it is helping me I take it for what it is now I can still be successful. But back then you were stuck in one class and that was it now they mainstreamed us but never realized we had potential. That was how I discovered I was not retarded I had good great reading and english skills and have the potential to speak between seven and fourteen languages hope its better for your son
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