Learning – How Our School Addressed
Learning- When I realized my daughter required additional support in school, I knew it was time to work on changing to a school district that supported her needs. I had to let go of preconceived ideas of what was involved if my child required an IEP(Individual Education Plan). When my son was in school and was tested to see if one was required I was somewhat offended. I really thought he was being singled out because he was the only brown face in his class. Granted, his behavior and learning were being impacted a great deal. My son was my first born so of course I believed there was no way he needed any additional help in school. He did not require an IEP however the school psychologist helped to put in place a behavioral modification plan that helped tremendously. Now as I fast forward to my daughter I had to let go the preconceived noticed an IEP was forced on parents. I realized my daughter struggled with reading and math concepts. We are in the second school year with her IEP and I will admit it makes a world of difference. Fortunately, the school staff is extremely supportive, open to my feedback and willing to work together as a team. My daughter continues to make strides and I am hopeful as she matriculates she will need less support. It is truly a blessing when you are able to have options when it comes to providing the right educational environment for your children. My daughter is also showing me that I need to stop and see the world from her WINDOW!
The Lessons I Have Learned:
- Be patient, it’s not about my schedule!
- My pace and her pace is completely different. I cannot overload her with tasks.
- She is BRILLANT in her own right.
- ENCOURAGEMENT and PRAISE are critical.
- She has no limitations!
- I will always be her CHEERLEADER!
- She CAN’T is not an answer!