What should you do if your son is dyslexic and the school wants to put him in a special ed class but you don't agree?
Well, there are anti-discriminatory laws that protect your
opinion and choice. If you decide that a special class is not the
correct choice for your son then that will be the final word.
However, there would be many benefits to allowing your son to
attend the special class to help his dyslexia. You should ask your
son what he wants to do, so that your choice is comfortable for
him. Though if your decision is based on whether or not he will be
picked on or embarrassed, you need to think about his educational
future and what the consequences of not putting him in this class
will be. I hope this helps you in your choice and good
luck...Remember it is not the school's decision, it is your son's
== What you want is to provide your child with some specific
skills to cope with his dyslexia so that he can do schoolwork at
his grade level for years to come. Many kids with learning
disabilities are on the high end of intelligence and giving them
the help early on avoids later failure and possibly dropping out of
school. Investigate what the class they are suggesting is--just a
pullout for an hour or so to work on the skills, grouping with kids
of the same grade level and issue, a class to work on homework and
so on. Schools are interested in helping kids succeed. It would be
nice if your child would willingly go, but the truth is, you may
have to make him attend for his own good. My child was in speech
for years, and the last year of it (6th grade) was tough, but you
know, at 23 he didn't even remember that he had had trouble in that
area. The stigma of being different still exists, but isn't it so
much better to take care of the issue now than to have him taste
failure as an adult?
== Why dont you try Toe by Toe or Rave-0. They can help a child
who is strugling with readin and speling so much. Or try reading to
him every night and keep a record of difficult words or something.
I would agree because he might get one to one help then with
reading and speling then. Ask about the class, whethers it a
reading or spelling lesson, group reading, special homework help
class or something. It might or can help your child later on
perhaps. Agree anyway as it will benefit your child in the future.
Trust me it will.