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January 29, 2009

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I have come to the conclusion that educators are not trained enough in special education (unless that is their specialty). I work with autistic children, and dealing with the school system is something that I do not look forward to. I literally cringe when talking to regular education teachers. Sometimes it's all I can do not to scream at their stupidity. I really feel for you. Good luck with the IEP.

Perks: the hard part is I AM a regular education teacher. The others don't recognize that in addition to knowing my own kiddo, I understand their jobs very, very well.

Pity the poor parents who don't understand the job and the system as well as you do. You do an amazing job advocating for your son -- a job that wouldn't be nearly so gruelling if the people who are supposed to be onside... actually were.

In my experience most teachers only know how to teach to a child's strengths. Teaching athletic skills to the kid with poor gross motor skills, teaching a kid to carry a tune rarely happen. So it's not surprising they don't understand you can teach social behavior skills to the kids with social learning disorders. In their minds it would be like teaching him to see. Amigo's lucky to have parents who "get it". Still, it's exhausting, isn't it?

Molly, exhausting is right. We got another email from the case manager yesterday and I was so upset I hardly slept. Almost (almost!) makes me want to homeschool the kiddo.

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