Your Child’s Rights: Behavior Problems in School

How Schools should manage poor behavior It’s no secret that kids don’t always act how adults want them to. Sometimes, when students don’t behave appropriately, the behavior can interfere with learning for themselves or their peers. There are a few different schools of thought for how to deal with behavior in the classroom. However, in […]

Behavior Problems In School? You Got This!

Happy female student at small group table in school

Behavior Problems in School?  You Got This! Work with Your School to Improve Your Child’s Behavior.  Learn the Four Steps: It’s common for parents to feel helpless when their child has behavior problems in school.  What are you supposed to do?  At home your child behaves fine.  If you were in school, you could help.  But […]

Can A Child with Behavior Problems Survive in a Typical Classroom?

This issue is really getting to me lately.  It seems I have several clients right now who have bright kids who are perfectly capable of doing well in a general education classroom but for their behavior problems.  The schools I’m dealing with often want to transfer the kids to special education classrooms which are exclusively for kids with […]

Bullying May Violate Disabled Child’s Civil Rights

Bullying is a hot topic in the news lately as well it should.   And as a special education attorney I hear about students with disabilities being bullied frequently.  See this article from and this site EyesonBullying for good advice about what to do if your child is being bullied. The Obama administration is […]

Gov Christ Signs Law on Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities

On June 4, Gov Charlie Christ signed into law the state’s first regulations for the use of restraint and seclusion on public school students with disabilities. The law requires that a school prepare an incident report within a specified period after each occasion of student restraint or seclusion and that the school notify the student’s […]

Even If You Could Get a 1:1 Aide, Here’s Why You May Not Want One.

Even if You Could Get a 1:1 Aide, Here’s Why You May Not Want One. I hear it less now than I used to, but parents still routinely ask whether I can help their child get a 1:1 aide (meaning a paraprofessional who is ostensibly hired only to support a single child). My first response […]