- August 13, 2008 at 11:03 pm #261722
are advocates free? I live in Arkansas
wrote: I used to be one of these advocates. The law states that he must be in the least restricting environment. period.
so you need to talk to someone, and get yourself an advocate.. each state must have them. if you can’t find one, let me know and i can get in touch with our state in wisconsin and get a referral i think.
also……you have a right to understand his
iep….. totally understand what and why and where etc..
From: Rustey To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 6:36 pm subject: re: budget101.com : confuddled
there are offices of pic “parents information center” all over the
states & you can get some direction from them.
they are not allowed to tell
you that one school is better than another but they can put you in touch
with an educational
advocate (from state) who will talk with you via phone,
might even meet you in person, and will go to an iep or 504 meeting with
school officials with you. please if you are not comfortable with your
son’s school situation then do something for him.
from: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of maria
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:03 PM
Subject: Budget101.com : CONFUDDLED
Does anyone know what the diffrence is between “resource class”
and “structured learning class”.I always thought that my son was in a
resource class room until I went to the open house this past week for
the 5th grade. The room well you can practically live in it,it has
bean bags,a fridge,a stove,a television
set,and the class its own
bathrooms as well! I thought wow,my son doesn’t need to be this
Then i saw some of the kids thats going to be with my
son,and they seems more severe then my son in his disablities. I
asked the teacher what the diffrence was and she said basically they
are both the same thing.
I don’t know how I feel about my son being
in this class as I don’t want his self esteem to be damaged because
he thinks something is wrong with him nor do I think he is capeable
of being totally “mainsteamed” into regular 5th grade classes,which
brings me on to another point,he will be going to some regular classes
(such as art,music,and heath) I also went to visit these clases and
none of the teachers were aware that my son was going to be in their
classes and that he was in a “Structured Learning Class”,How do they
manage this?Do they just put a child who doesn’t know any diffrent
then “resource class” and
let him fend for his self until he shuts
down or misbeaves?
My son has trouble with loud noised and
transitions and I don’t know if he can keep up with a regular
class,most kids go in and take a seat and follow what the teacher
tells them to do,weather it is to read a chapter and answer the
questions at the end,or read out loud,or copy notes,I don’t think my
son can do this alone,his reading is at a 3/4th grade level,he
doesn’t understand what he is being told all the time and i know if
he feels its too much or pressured,he will shut down or misbehave.
know is heath theyt will require alot of note taking and reading. I
feel like they are setting him up to fail on his own. I don’t know I
just figure they should help him out if he is going to be in
a ‘mainstream class’or atleast let the teachers know so they can help
him out in some way.What do you all think?
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