I Get By With a Little Help from My Mom

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A reader writes, "It is so good to know I am not the only mom of an ADD child who sometimes get exasperated with their lack of following process (with predictable chaotic results)! But there are those rewarding moments. This morning, I took time off work to go with my son to the high school counselor's office to ensure that he was signed up for the mandatory classes he needed for next trimester. He argued with me all the way to school, that I was treating him like a 5 year old, that he was completely on top of this, that he had already coordinated. I calmly replied - good, if that's … [Read more...]

IEP and 504 – Up for Review?

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If yours is up for review, consider asking the school to add things to the IEP or 504 that will help keep your child more organized. Some ideas: ~Keeping one copy of textbooks at home. ~Exemption from notebook checks. ~Teacher provided copies of homework and notes. ~A time/place after school to organize materials and assignments. ~An individual to assist child with organization on a daily basis. ~Taping organization cues to desk. ~An extra day to 'find' homework that has been completed by is lost. This can be without penalty or with a reduced penalty. ~Planners completed by teacher … [Read more...]