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How is this fair
Old 10-14-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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We have a 1 on 1 student who is basically a normal kid. Super high functioning. Has very minor problems yet parents have him as a hard 1 on 1. Meaning we have to be ear shot distance and help only him in classes. Sit next to him and help no one else. We even have some of our other center based students in class with us, but we have to get another para to help the other student due to this one boy.

He can't eat lunch in his own, go to bathroom, talk to friends, go to or from bus on his own.


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Old 10-15-2017, 10:49 AM
 
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Surprised your district allowed it. I've never seen it in mine, and I've seen some extreme kids.
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I'm sorry - I understand where you're coming from. I'm going to guess this student probably has an advocate and that's why the district was willing to give a 1:1.
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No-but it's ridiculous
Old 10-16-2017, 05:10 AM
 
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Our district has a stated goal of independence for all students so a basically normal, high functioning student wouldn't even get a para. Even my lower functioning students have a shared para where feasible.

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He can't eat lunch on his own, go to bathroom, talk to friends, go to or from bus on his own.
This is just setting the poor kid up for failure, or at the least, learned helplessness.

With my lower level kids, they have to try to do as much as possible independently before the para steps in.
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So this super high functioning kid seems to lack basic life skills. I'm curious to know the following: age, grade, academic levels (math, reading, writing). What are his IEP goals? Do you see any progress?


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Old 10-18-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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Our district would never allow that. And, I agree with PP, they're setting the kids up for failure.
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Yep
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He's 16. Normal reading level, just comprehension is poor. Math he's getting better in. He is in Geometry getting a B+.

He comes from out of district, so his 1 on 1 wasn't our doing.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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How long ago did he transfer. Was a TIEP done when he came to you guys? If it isn't your doing then make a team decision to take it off. He should be in the LRE and it does't sound like he is.
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He definitely is not in the LRE.

Im just a para though this year. Even though I have a license and a master's I am basically a 16 year olds babysitter.
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