An introductory letter to your child?'s teacher will smooth the way when you make needed requests for accommodations or extra help throughout the school year, and show the teacher that you are there to provide support and understanding?Äîas long as she does the same. We provide a sample letter to use as a guide in crafting your own.
?"Having to talk to teachers (or counselors, principal, or disciplinary officers, etc.),?" Bob Seay writes, is an inevitable part of having a child with AD/HD. From keeping emotions in check to empathizing with the teacher and moving towards a workable solution, keep his talking tips in mind as you prepare for the first conversation of the year.
Under the IDEA law, parents are entitled to copies of all school records that pertain to their child, and Bob Seay urges you to take advantage of this right. The records you file away today may become vital testaments to your child?Äôs ability level if you ever move or change schools, or if paperwork gets lost (as it well may) at your child?Äôs current school.