A Unique IEP Solution for Our Twice-Exceptional Son (Understood.org)

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My Parent Journey blog post by Jon Morin
Apr 27, 2017

Because of our older son’s high test scores and big vocabulary, his teachers have often suggested that he be placed in gifted and talented (GT) classes. But since he also has issues with executive functioning, social skills and learning, it’s not that simple.

Back when he was 8, my son got his first IEP. The school recommended that he be placed in a self-contained class to help with his meltdowns and difficult behavior. Although my wife and I initially resisted, the class turned out to be just what he needed. He was able to learn in a safe space and soon got better at managing his emotions and coping with stress.

Tag(s): ADD/ADHD Behavior Collaboration Disability Characteristics Elementary High School Individualized Education Program (IEP) Learning Disability Middle School Parent/Family