ADHD at School
Segregating kids with IEPs?
My first grader with ADHD and some fine motor issues is reading at a 3rd grade level and has no behavioral issues but was put into a class where the majority of children appear to be have special challenges - either they’re on IEPs or have serious behavioral issues. We suspect the school did this so that their limited special education staff would only need to be in one classroom. Can they/should they do this? In our view keeping all the special needs kids in one classroom makes it a special ed classroom, not a general population one (and he is legally entitled to be educated with the general population). We’re not opposed to having other special needs children in the class, but we suspect the numbers around 15 out of 24 with IEPs (we’re waiting on information from the school on the numbers).
The specialists have told us that he needs to be with academically advanced kids to keep is attention. He’s already telling me that they do “baby work” in his new class. He receives very limited services and we’re doubtful that they help him at all - isn’t he better off being in a regular classroom? Do we drop the IEP and try to get his class switched? Or do we let him stay where he is and work with him at home to challenge him, encouraging him to be a helper in his class? I’m worried this school year will be a waste for him.
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