|... (telegramsam) wrote in miss_s_b,|
Are there any teachers at her school who have more experience with children who are not neurotypical, that she might be transferred to another classroom? It's pathetic that schools won't make even small, reasonable accommodations for their students. Even children without a diagnosis sometimes have "quirks" that aren't even disruptive or problematic but teachers hammer down on them because, hell I don't know, they just don't like anyone who didn't come off a damned standardized mass-production assembly line I guess.
I have a friend at church whose 14 year old nephew goes to a private school specifically for children with learning & developmental disorders. Recently they've allowed him to stand at his desk during class (he can't sit down without fidgeting and concentrate). Once they allowed him this very simple accommodation, his grades went from mostly F's and C's to B's and A's. He has ADHD and mild cerebral palsy due to being born very prematurely but he's not a stupid boy by any means. He's doing better now that the school stopped giving him shit over something so irrelevant (because standing instead of sitting is some kind of horrid sin?!?) but it took a lot of fighting between his mother & the school administration for this to happen (and this is a school that is specifically supposed to serve students with various disabilities).
S. deserved better and thankfully he got it. Holly deserves better too, and I hope you can get her teachers to realize that. :\