In This Issue ...
January 19, 2016
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 parents have a right to demand that teachers provide a list of homework assignments? Will this solve the problem?
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 other friends, families, or colleagues.
Problem: Homework Refusal & Failure
My son is a sophomore in high school. He is a master of deception. He says he has no homework. By the time I learn that he did, he has another "0." He is failing and won't graduate on time. I'm afraid he will drop out.
Can I demand that the teachers give me his homework assignments?
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, some learn modest organizational skills along the way. Others will always need some coaching.
For students who need additional coaching, Should Poor Organizational Skills be Accommodated in an IEP?