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Having problems with my daughters teacher

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2014 at 3:52 AM
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My daughter has ADHD and she's in 5th grade and I asked the teacher if she can just make sure that my daughter writes down her homework so I can make sure she does it at home.she said no that was not her job.When I asked her if I could have a meeting with her and the principal she said absolutely not .he has no say so on how she runs her class.
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neveragain17
by New Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 3:54 AM
Do you have an IEP?
stacieleediugui
by on Mar. 18, 2014 at 4:12 AM
No no but I am have written an email to the principal and to the school board asking for a 504
neveragain17
by New Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 4:15 AM
Oh ok. If you have an IEP it's law! Maybe you should talk to the principal about how to get one.

Quoting stacieleediugui: No no but I am have written an email to the principal and to the school board asking for a 504
HopesNDreams
by Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 5:33 AM
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Depending on how severe her academic issues are, either a 504 plan or an IEP could address it. Once it is written in, it then becomes the teacher's job to make sure she writes it down.

I find it strange that no one wants to take that simple step before going to the next level. Usually schools like to avoid it if they can.
atlmom2
by Susie on Mar. 18, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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I guess by then the kids should have been used to doing it for years and it is time to be doing it themselves. If she has an IEP or 504 then yes. Otherwise the teacher was correct in not reminding. They will be in middle school next year.
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mjande4
by Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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I have to side with the teacher on this.  Your daughter is going off to middle school in a few months.  This is HER responsibility, not the teacher's.  Your expectations are out of whack.  Maybe get your daughter a watch that has a timer as a reminder.

Hannahluvsdogs
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 10:12 AM


Quoting HopesNDreams:  I find it strange that no one wants to take that simple step before going to the next level. Usually schools like to avoid it if they can.

It's because accommodations come with a ton of paperwork and most school psychologists are already overworked. Plus ADHD alone usually only qualifies for a 504 plan and that doesn't come with extra money for the school to pay for accommodations like an IEP does.

mamavalor
by Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 10:18 AM
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Best to talk to your daughter and come up with a strategy on your own.  Life is going to have to be this way so best to start now.

You may request that she be placed in an inclusion class  next year where things like teacher checking in on the student for things like writing down assignments are just part of the day.

HopesNDreams
by Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 10:24 AM
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No, I meant that no one wants to take the simple step of reminding her before going through the ton of paperwork. Most districts are willing to have their teachers do basic accommodations like reminders, notes on desks, email communications with parents, etc without the formalities of 504s or IEPs.

Quoting Hannahluvsdogs:

Quoting HopesNDreams: 

I find it strange that no one wants to take that simple step before going to the next level. Usually schools like to avoid it if they can.

It's because accommodations come with a ton of paperwork and most school psychologists are already overworked. Plus ADHD alone usually only qualifies for a 504 plan and that doesn't come with extra money for the school to pay for accommodations like an IEP does.

atlmom2
by Susie on Mar. 18, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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Actually OP's dd could write her own sticky note reminders. At that age seeing this should remind her. If not she is in a world of hurt in middle school and beyond.

Quoting HopesNDreams: No, I meant that no one wants to take the simple step of reminding her before going through the ton of paperwork. Most districts are willing to have their teachers do basic accommodations like reminders, notes on desks, email communications with parents, etc without the formalities of 504s or IEPs.

Quoting Hannahluvsdogs:

Quoting HopesNDreams: 

I find it strange that no one wants to take that simple step before going to the next level. Usually schools like to avoid it if they can.

It's because accommodations come with a ton of paperwork and most school psychologists are already overworked. Plus ADHD alone usually only qualifies for a 504 plan and that doesn't come with extra money for the school to pay for accommodations like an IEP does.

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