Parents with Limited English Can Get Lost Without Translations of Special Ed Plans in This Week’s AcceliBEAT
January 11, 2019
This week’s roundup raises an important issue around parents legal right to translation services to navigate the special education process for their children. However, many parents may not know they have that right, which creates a gap in communication that often leaves parents in the dark about crucial details of their children’s education. In ed policy news, the spotlight on the next teacher strike is in Los Angeles where the district tried to appeal to a federal judge to prevent special education teachers from participating in the strike. In other news, a recent study finds that kindergartners’ SEL skills may grow when they learn advanced math; a watch-like device may be able to predict aggressive episodes for children with autism; and a firsthand account of a teacher’s experience in providing support to twice-exceptional students. All this and more in this week’s AcceliBEAT!
A parent said her advocacy for her son has been hampered without the translated plan and has caused confusion around his use of an iPad in class.
As for the benefits to students’ social-emotional skills, they say higher-level math — but not higher-level ELA — may contribute to executive functioning skills.
Los Angeles teachers [were] planning to go on strike on Jan. 10—but the school district this week asked a federal judge to prevent special education teachers from leaving the classroom.
How should teachers handle hitting, kicking, biting, and head-banging?
However, I wasn’t as prepared to work with students with disabilities who also showed advanced proficiency in some areas.
He examined what appeared to be a watch, turning it over a few times before agreeing to have a health professional attach it to his wrist.
The reasons for having therapy dogs in a school vary from increasing literacy, creating a better climate in the school or providing emotional support for students.
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