Making the Move to Middle School Many transitions occur throughout a students' life. From their first day of preschool to their first day of college, as humans we constantly have to readjust to new school environments. In terms of developmentally, transitioning to middle school comes at a terrible time! We know that the time children are transitioning from elementary to middle school occurs between the ages of nine and twelve years old, also known as early adolescence, and the start of puberty. Adolescence is a time where our bodies are changing physically, psychologically, and emotionally, and having to deal with a body transition as well as an environmental transition can be difficult.
Recent data has revealed that a high percentage of students with disabilities who express an interest in attending postsecondary education early in their high school experience are not adequately prepared by senior year (Madaus). All students with disabilities are protected kindergarten through 12th grade under the IDEA 2004 law. Under this law an individualized education plan (IEP) team is put together to evaluate and reevaluate a student with disabilities and plan goals for their educational future. These evaluations determine if a student continues to be a student with a disability, or if the student still requires special education and related services.... ... middle of paper ... ... , Retrieved from Http://www. Ldonline.
This journal contained information information on increasing beta waves and the statistics on who benefited form such a treatment. Fister, S. & Kemp, K. (1995). Academic strategies for children with add. Intervention in school & clinic, 30 (4) 8p. Retrieved November 27, 2001 from Academic Search/EBSCO database.
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Homeschooling has been the victim of much criticism since it originated. However, time has shown that children who are homeschooled are successful; people are beginning to change their views that the only effective education can be done in a classroom. Stereotypes are being broken and families that do not fit the typical homeschool persona are starting to homeschool. The public may stereotype homeschoolers as either societal dropouts or those with high religious moral convictions that want to isolate their children from society. While some do homeschool for spiritual reasons, the majority of homeschoolers today represent a range of backgrounds, motivations and family situations.
Unofficially, the practice is employed as a tool to enhance the academic or developmental growth for students who are unable to meet the curriculum requirements due to a variety of reasons. These reasons can include decreased cognitive functioning, physical immaturity, social-emotional difficulties and failure to pass standardized assessments. A child may be considered for retention if he has poor academic skills, is small in stature, is the youngest in the class, has moved frequently, has been absent repeatedly, does poorly on prescreening assessments or has limited English-language skills (Robertson, 1997). Additionally, the typical profile of a retained child is more likely to reveal an elementary school-aged student who is a black or Hispanic male with a late birthday, developmental delay, attentional problems, low socioeconomic status, single-parent household with a parent who either does not or cannot intervene on behalf of the child (Robertson, 1997; Mattison, 2000). Also seen in retained children are the predictive health factors of hearing and speech impairments, low birth weight, enuresis and exposure to cigarette smoke within the home (Byrd... ... middle of paper ... ...ommended, what should parents do?
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