By Ann McCarthy
When problems with social skills impact your child’s success in school, addressing them should become part of the IEP. Write objectives to improve social skills as you would for academic skills. Once objectives exist in the IEP, your child’s team must provide explicit instruction to achieve them
Parents of children with learning disabilities and ADHD often express concern about their child’s social skills. Yet their child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) focuses solely on academic performance.
They are right to be concerned. Challenges with social skills can and do impact learning (following directions, class participation, group work, etc.), as well as life outside the classroom including personal relationships and workplace interactions.
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