Does Seph get any one on one instruction during his day at school?
Thanks for everyones responses. Ivy, just so you know, if a child has an IEP, the parent basically can also choose the school that child goes to. I am considering that.
On the principal issue, I decided that he thought I was just a mom making excuses for her son (yeah right, I am a Sp. Ed teacher myself...) anyway, I decided that was what his inappropriate laughter was about. So, this morning I sent him a very nice note (cursing him in my head) and attached the document that Karen linked.
He responded pretty quickly and said Thank you for the information, he was not aware of the cognitive issues and that certainly explains what is going on with Seph. He then asked if we wanted to hold him back in kindergarten. I said no, he actually is 7 today and we already held him back in pre-k and we know this problem resolves itself normally around the age of 8.
all of this allowed me to ask him about a particular kid in Seph's class who seems to be bullying Seph since Seph is weaker. I told him of a couple of instances, one of which the teacher felt was intentional and calculated and the principal said he would be sure to talk to this child and help him understand some serious consequences if he continues with the behavior, especially targeting Seph.
So, right now, it is ok...we will see from here on out!!!
I'd thump the **** for laughing at a very serious issue for your son. I think he needs some information on the disease, is there a consultant/doctor who could contact him, if he thinks laughing at parents is a good idea.
I would have liked to 'thump' him!!! i did get him some info and he was very respective to it...surprisingly! He is an idiot, no doubt and the fact that my son has DMD AND I am a Special Ed teacher threatens him (I know the law from 2 perspectives!). AND...there are no doctors in my town or even STATE that could talk to him about DMD...they, even the MDA doc knows WAY less than I do!!!
I really appreciate your input. I see that you are a man with DMD. How old are you? THanks! Lori
Ian Anthony Griffiths said:I'd thump the **** for laughing at a very serious issue for your son. I think he needs some information on the disease, is there a consultant/doctor who could contact him, if he thinks laughing at parents is a good idea.