I need so outside perspective on this as I am a little emotional.
My gr8 ds, has learning disabilities including but not limited to adhd, auditory and visual processing issues, slow processing speed to the point that he gets extra time on all test including government test like naplan. He for the first time forgot his homework for manual arts. The homework was two sentances on tin snips. As a punishment he was told to write a 400 word essay on homework to be handed in by the end o the day. He was not allowed to participate in the prac but old to start on his essay. After the hour class he got in trouble for only writing 80 words which for him is fantastic. He was told he had until first thing in the morning t hand it in or it would be doubled to 800 words or if the teacher didn't like it, it would be doubled too. He was also told he would be kept in every lunch time until it was done.
So fast forward until we get home and he is dry reaching from the stress of it. So i helped him do it by him dictating to me, it still took until 10 pm to get it done. his bedtime 8;30. He got no homework done for other classes.
Now his normal essay are 500 to 1000 words and they are given from 4 to 6 weeks to do them.
He is already struggling with assignments and essays and is doing 4 to 5 hours a day, everyday on them.
I feel that this punishment was to harsh, I feel 1 lunch time detention or missing out on prac or lines etc would have been fair.
Am I wrong?