In This Issue ...
September 18, 2012
Dear Friend & Advocate
Is your child off to a good start in school this year or do you already see signs of problems?
- Lack of enthusiasm
- Disagreeable about going to school
- Refusal to complete homework assignments
Do you have a "master of deception" in your house who says he has no homework? By the time you learn that he did, he has another "0."
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, you will find parent concerns about assignment refusal and school failure. Learn how to identify key issues and find strategies to resolve the problems.
Please don't hesitate to forward this issue to friends, family members, or colleagues.
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Master of Deception: Homework Refusal & Failure
Can I demand that the teachers give me his homework assignments? When I request this information, the teachers won't give it to me. I'm told that 'teachers are too busy'.
What do you think? Do parents have a right to demand that teachers provide a list of homework assignments? Will this solve the problem?
Find answers in Dealing with a Master of Deception: Homework Refusal and Failure.
Does Your Child Have Difficulty with Organization?
Pete Wright does. Pete says, "Memory and organization have never been my strong suits."
Some children have good organizational skills when they enter school. Some learn modest organizational skills along the way to adulthood. Others will always need some coaching.
For students who need additional coaching, Should Poor Organizational Skills be Accommodated in an IEP?