Discipline in IEP?

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Discipline in IEP?
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 2:09pm

I was just reading a news article about a boy with ADHD & Aspergers, along with a possible other condition, being forced to mow his schools lawn as a way to keep him from falling asleep in class:

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 11:38am

that's incredible, and esp infuriating that the parent doesn't even know about the punishment until afterwards!



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Registered: 10-08-2004
Fri, 11-25-2011 - 8:21am
This is nuts! The child is at school to learn and be a child not the lawn boy.
We did a few years ago have a behavior plan written into Nathaniel's IEP. It was put there w/ the intent that when it wasn't needed anymore it would be removed and it was. It is no longer there. The way it went was he had his daily contract where his teachers would write what his assignment and homework were in each subject and if he had a good day in that subject or if it was a challenging day in that subject. If he got 3 X's (the X's meant it was a rough time in say Math or English) then he had 30mins of detention. This was in 3rd grade and it quickly made him accountable and he realized it wasn't worth staying late. I think it lasted a semester for us.