Ds is in 7th grade. He has a para that is there to keep him on task - Aspie. In one class, he keeps getting in trouble and having issues related to the para. He is ignoring her...
or being rude to her. They clearly do NOT have a connection and he has said he doesn't like her at all. I don't mean to sound like I'm ignoring that he can't be like that to people, but it is so consistantly with that ONE para... would I be 'that parent' to suggest that they stop trying to work together?
I think that's reasonable. You are acknowledging that your DS can be difficult, but at the same time, he needs to have a good connection with the para for it to be effective. If...(more)12-14-2011 5:34pm
it's chemistry vs. the way he is, I'd see if a switch was possible. Perhaps ask for a certain personality type that meshes well with him
No!! Do it! Nicely :) My DC had a disastrous start to the year, and I had a sense para was not a good fit for her. I asked the teacher and school psychologist what they...(more)12-18-2011 12:07am
thought, and they actually ended up agreeing, and para admitted it, too! So she was shifted to another position in the school (or another child, don't know). My dc has since been assigned an awesome para and the whole year has turned around! He is positive, fun, studying to be a teacher, carrying out a positive behavioral plan and it's been a complete 180. DC now accomplishing more work than any other kid is class! A miracle.. It makes all the difference, please feel free to advocate for your child about this. It's too important, and they spend 7 hours a day with this person!