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?
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13-03-2013 11:04 #1
13-03-2013 11:16 #2
You are not wrong. Meet with the teacher and explain that any written tasks need to be commensurate with his abilities and that extra consideration should be given with meeting all task requirements. Your son's education should be tailored to his individual needs and abilities. If you meet with resistance, take it to the school admin. Dry retching is an obvious indicator that the demands placed on your son were unacceptable and overwhelming. Not exactly a school experience that fosters a future love of learning.
13-03-2013 11:32 #3
That sounds really harsh and way over the top.
13-03-2013 11:35 #4
How awful for him!
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13-03-2013 11:37 #5Senior Member
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wow, yes its over the top harsh. I'd definately speak to the teacher. your poor ds!!!
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13-03-2013 11:41 #6
I agree with you the punishment he was given was totally inappropriate. I would be speaking to to the teacher and/or principal.
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13-03-2013 11:47 #7
Thanks guys I am glad it is not just me being the mumma bear.
I have rung the school to ask for appointment with the teacher and I am waiting for a call back.
13-03-2013 12:10 #8
Glad you have contacted the school about it
13-03-2013 12:18 #9
Wow that's very inappropriate.
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13-03-2013 12:22 #10Senior Member
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that is way over the top, and borderline abusive. The teacher should be aware of DS's needs and abilities...and should not be doing something like that for a first offence! If it was an ongoing issue (say 3 times of forgetting homewokr) i would agre with a more serious punishment, but again, in line with what he can do.
hope your DS is OK
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