Our children with Special Needs deserve extra care and attention to help them thrive in a classroom environment.
Let’s be honest. We are all afraid that by being too much of a “helicopter parent,” we might instill resentment in the back of the teacher’s mind. Yes, I’ve been there.
It’s a fine line to walk when I’m asking a teacher to give up more of his/her time to help my child be successful when there might be 20 or more parents asking the same thing. However, our child NEEDS more. Therefore, our child deserves more to be successful.
So, how do we set up a rapport with a teacher without crossing those boundaries? An I.E.P. requires the teacher to do many things, but is sometimes forgotten throughout the course of the week. This is not on purpose. It’s just a fact.
Though each teacher is different and willing to more or less, here are some things we can REASONABLY ask of our child’s teacher without going overboard. The series of blogs to follow will touch on some major rubbing points and how everyone can work together to improve the quality of life and education of the child.