My 6 yr old is mainstream with aide (gets resource/speech/social skills)...He's struggling with Grade 1 maths ...Initially the school wanted to take the aide off and send him to special day class but after battling with them they agreed to send him to special day for 1-2 hrs a day to do math & Eng (which is what i wanted but they refused at first)....Now they increased the sdc class by 1 hr more...so 60% sdc and 40% mainstream.
Next yr like before they are insisting to put him full day SDC ,I donno if its bcoz they want to get rid of the aide (budget cuts in CA) or if my son will really benefit from that setting FULL time.
To me 60% (SDC) 40% mainstream seems ideal but I know if i need to keep it that way next year it will be another battle. How do i justify my wish to keep it same?
My son does not have any behavioral issues, mostly attention and needs to be redirected which is why we have the aide..
.For those who was in my situation please help me decide:(