Some schools that have moved toward inclusion (loosely defined as educating children with special needs in the regular classroom) have often loaded these classes up with kids with very serious learning or behavior problems. If this is your situation, you first need to be sure that your child's IEP is written in very objective, measurable terms (ask a special education advocate or attorney). Then make the case that it's unreasonable to think that your child's goals can be met in a classroom with so many kids on IEP's or in a class with too little special help. Remember that the special education laws guarantee your child the right to an appropriate education. As a parent, you have the right to challenge the school's interpretation of appropriate. Too many kids with too many needs with too few adults is not appropriate.
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LD and ADD/ADHD Expert Advice from Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.