I have a 15 yr old 9th grader in High School
who is in the process of going from a self-contained classroom
to a mainstream classroom. I have been trying to get the
school system to put into his IEP goals something that will
teach him how to take classroom notes, organize notebooks, etc.
(All the organizational study skills that he will need to
survive and keep up in the mainstream environment.) I keep
getting the run-around. What if anything can I do to help
him? He gets into trouble at school because he is not
being challenged and I want him moved on to the next level where
he can get some kind of an education.
Answer: I encourage you to
copy, modify, print out and mail the sample letter "Letter
Requesting Organizational Skills Evaluation"
to your special education director. Then let us know what the
response is. Contact us again and we will have some sample goals
and objectives drafted that address organizational skills for
you so that when you go into the IEP Team meeting you will be
prepared. This letter will surely let them know you are serious
about getting the goals and objectives written into the IEP and
that you are going to hold them accountable.
A Thank You From the Parent: "On
behalf of my son, my husband and myself we extend our
thanks...we have always made our son our number one priority.
At this point in his life getting started with an education is
of utmost importance. He is so eager to learn...and
despite his physical handicap I think he will turn out to be a
very bright young man if we can help find the connections to get