My child is struggling. What should I do?
Contact your child's classroom teacher. Discuss any concerns that you might have.Back to Top
What can I do to help my child at home?
First, check his/her assignment book daily. Check to make sure that all work has been completed and handed in. If homework/material does not come home, you may come to the school in the evening to get it. Second, set a homework routine for each evening. Third, review work that has been graded and sent home. Fourth, encourage your child to read alone or with you daily. Fifth, have a flash card review if there is no homework. See Tips for Parents; for additional ideas.Back to Top
What is a domain meeting?
At the domain meeting,the team will decide whether an evaluation is appropriate at this time. If an evaulation is appropriate, current information is reviewed. The team then decides what components will be included in the evaluation and who is responsible for completing those components.Back to Top
Who is on an IEP team?
The team will consist of the parents, administrator, classroom teacher, and special education teacher. It may also include the student, social worker, psychologist, speech/language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, reading teacher, or other individuals with information about the student.Back to Top
How long will my child's evaluation take to be completed?
The school district has 60 school days to complete the evaluation and meet to discuss the results.Back to Top
What is a specific learning disability?
A child who has a learning disability may have a disorder in one or more of the processes needed to receive, understand, or express information that requires specially designed instruction. As a result, the child may have difficulty in one or more of the following:Basic reading skillsReading comprehensionWritten expressionMathematics calculationListening comprehensionOral expressionChildren with learning disabilities have average ability and show a significant difference between ability and achievement.Back to Top
What is a 504 plan?
Section 504 prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability. It provides accommodations for individuals who have a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as walking, seeing, hearning, speaking, breathing, learning, or working.Back to Top
Where can I find more information about special education?
Our library has a parent section that is a wonderful resource. Middletown has a large parent section of materials that can be checked out. This can be accessed through the district web site. www.ms.k12.il.usBack to Top