“Different is ok, but not so different that the students can’t conform to class rules” (Healy).
As the school year progresses, demands will increase and the gap between those students who may be struggling versus those who are moving forward will continue to get larger and larger. Recognizing the importance of services and giving a child the necessary tools and accommodations needed to succeed is extremely important. You need to trust the feedback you receive from your child’s school. It is often the case that a student’s performance can be different at home than at school. Communicate with your child’s teachers and together come up with a plan that can work in school and that you can support at home. Take action in your child’s life; you can have your child evaluated and you can hire a private SEIT. It is imperative that you are proactive when it comes to your child’s best interest. Remember, you are your child’s best advocate!