Reply To: Pull out services causing lots of missed classwork

Penny Williams

I can’t speak to a self-contained class and what qualifies a student for that. Giving a student more at-home work than their peers is punishing them for having a disability. It’s unacceptable. If they aren’t willing to place him in a special ed class, then they need to provide an aide or para-pro to him since he’s missing classwork for services. I would also ask that these pull-out sessions be timed to coincide with things that aren’t subjects he struggles in. Ideally PE or art or the like. I HATE to have said that, because these classes are important too, but there does have to be some compromise when a student needs pull-out. The reading pull-out should definitely coincide with reading instruction in the classroom.

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