Ever had these questions? We've got the links to some answers!
"I have concerns about my child's classroom performance/experience." OR "My child was identified with (ADHD, dyslexia or some other specific learning disability), what do I do now?"
- Start with the classroom teacher. If questions remain, follow up with the building administration (contact information for the principals can be found here). The Director of Student Services at Granville Schools is Gwenn Spence. Her door is always open to help parents navigate the system to meet the needs of children.
- Do your research!! You are your child's best advocate! So become an expert on the challenges your child faces. Learn how to help your child's teachers best meet his or her needs.
- None of the above questions have one answer. Each child is unique. The entire team (educators, intervention specialists, therapists, case managers, psychologists, parents, etc.) looks at a variety of indicators and options to determine the best course of action for each child. This determination usually begins with an RTI process.
- A child advocate, sometimes called a parent advocate, is an impartial party acting as liaison between family and school district. This person knows the legal rights and responsibilities assigned to both parent and school district and can help facilitate accommodations or plans of action for children struggling within a school system.