Just a for instance your special needs child is in a classroom with 10 or more students (both special needs and typical), you have another parent who thinks their special needs child is entitled to what they want the student to have even if it is negatively effecting the ability of all the other students in the class to include your special needs child to learn and get the education they are entitled too. Where do his rights end and the rights of the other students and your special needs student take precedents?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Dec. 5, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)
I don't think it's fair if it's inferring with another person trying to learn as well. If that is the case maybe look into a preschool that handles children with special needs so they are getting what they deserve too.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:13 PM on Dec. 5, 2008
Answer by tropicalmama at 8:13 AM on Dec. 6, 2008
I am a teacher (obviously from my name), and I don't quite know the answer to this one. I have dealt with children who had major issues, but were not yet labeled special needs because the process in my school district is so slow. It frustrates me when one child can disrupt an entire learning environment, and no one is held accountable--that child, the parents or other school staff. I am having a hard time this year again with one who can do whatever she wants (she is probably emotionally impaired) and the other typically developing kids have their education infringed upon. Since all the kids have rights--whose come first? Document everything, start your evaluation process, and look into alternative settings if possible. I am not always an advocate of mainstreaming, and I know that inclusion and the least restrictive environment are what is big now. They are fine if it does not impede others in a major way.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 8:41 AM on Dec. 6, 2008
I also want to add that school districts are so afraid of losing students which means losing funding, they seem ignore behaviors a lot from all types of kids that should have consequences. I understand some kids have issues where they aren't responsible for their actions,but then, IMO, they should not always be in a regular education class. This is such a hot topic.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 8:44 AM on Dec. 6, 2008
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Answer by salexander at 11:32 AM on Dec. 8, 2008