Accommodating language disorders classroom

Teachers can certainly recognize the symptoms, but they cannot diagnose.

Willingness or unwillingness to medicate should not stop the diagnosis from happening. Accommodations: SCHOOL OFFERS UNOFFICIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, NO 504 Mary: My 16 year old son has Aspergers, ADD, Anxiety, and Depression.

Many parents that I work with have had great success this way.

It does not involve money but it does involve an investment of time by a parent or guardian.

In both cases, the parents have been told by physicians that their child has ADHD, but because they didn’t want to medicate, nothing was put in writing.

I have two students that need accommodations for ADHD.His school does not want him to have a 504 because he he gets good grades even though they have made unofficial accommodations; whereas we and his health providers believe we should make those accommodations official (such as reduced workload when overwhelmed and flexible scheduling).It sounds like they are going to refuse us, what are our options?Once a parent is empowered with information, they can better advocate for their child.Sometimes, parents are the change agents in this type of scenario.You could make a complaint to the state education agency or request mediation.Contact your state parent training & information center. JG: Emily, Did the Team explain why the accommodation was no longer valid?One potential reason I can think of is the use of that accommodation on statewide standardized testing.For a student to receive a particular accommodation on statewide testing, he should routinely be using that same accommodation during in-class testing.If you feel strongly about the use of the accommodation, disagree with any new one that is selected, or disagree if the Team selects no new one, you do have access to dispute resolution options.You could ask for mediation, or could request a due process hearing. I would like to try to qualify her with SPED is this possible?

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