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Circulation: 88,919
ISSN: 1538-320
September 18, 2012

boy sleeping instead of doing homeworkIs 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.

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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.


boy struggling with assignments

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?


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Assignment Refusal is Not a Discipline Issue

What does the law state regarding a student who refuses to do any assignments? He just doesn’t care. I am a special educator and want an alternative placement that would help teach the student responsibility.

Assignment refusal is not a discipline issue. Behavior is communication. What is the student trying to communicate by this behavior?

Read Alternative Placement for "Assignment Refusal" - a Helpful Strategy?


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Need Some Strategies for Getting Homework Done?

There is no magic wand, and no single technique that works for all.

Here are some strategies that may help your child become more successful with homework from SmartKids with LD.

Read 4 Keys to Managing Homework for Kids with LD.


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