Roughly 17 percent of the U.S. population has dyslexia, a common learning disorder that makes reading difficult. The source of the problem is their brain. A dyslexic person’s brain organizes and processes information differently. It has a harder time “decoding” how sounds and letters go together. The words suddenly change and the person doesn’t understand them.
Roughly 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has autism – a neurological and behavioral disorder in which those afflicted may have difficulty socializing and communicating with others. Its levels of severity vary as well as do autism’s initial symptoms.
Loco in and of itself is not a bad word. Yet, in many Latino communities across the United States, the word has a stigmatized meaning. Mental illness is an issue that is often viewed with embarrassment and is seen as a sign of weakness. When families have a disabled child, this belief is especially true. Overall, you just do not talk about mental illness or other disabilities. That is the way it has always been, so why change now?
It can be tough on you as a parent when your child struggles in school. That’s because we all want what’s best for them. That’s why we’re more than willing to read to them, tutor them and help them with their schoolwork. But what if our help isn’t enough?
Many families struggle when they learn that their child has autism. A major challenge, though, is finding information and resources that will help educate them about this neurological and behavioral disorder that often leads to their child being unable to communicate and having difficulty socializing with others.
Kids struggle in school for many reasons. If your kid is having that experience, it’s time to consider your rights and options.
California teacher requirements are about to see some big changes that could not only help student with disabilities succeed in the classroom, but help these educators succeed in working with these students.
Last month the Education Department announced the retraction of 72 guidelines, 63 coming out of the Office of Special Education Programs. The rollback is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce government regulations. The department says the policies were removed for being “outdated, unnecessary or ineffective.”