For some children with disabilities, interactions with teachers and staff can be difficult. The parent-teacher relationship is key to improving these interactions. In this quick video, JP LaFleur, a school social worker in Baton Rouge, describes how.
The key to improving your child’s experience in school? Parent-teacher relationships
John-Pierre LaFleur, M.Ed. School Counselor, East BR Parish School System
Greetings. My name is John-Pierre LaFleur, and I currently work as a school counselor in the schools in the great state of Louisiana.
Today, I have a 1 Quick Question that states:
As a parent, what can I do to improve the interactions between my child, who has a disability, and school stakeholders?
Just as a little context, when I say school stakeholders, I’m referring to teachers, I’m referring to IEP teachers, I’m referring to 504 coordinators. Anyone who is associated at the school. And what I think is really important is for the parents and those school stakeholders to have an open line of communication.
I also think it is vital that the parent shares with the school what strategies that they are working on at home. Number one, this can help influence consistency with the child because what’s being used to help cope and relax and relieve anxiety is being practiced at home as well as at school. I also think this would positively impact the relationship between those stakeholders at the school and the child with the disability.
Thank you so much for listening to this one quick video, and I am looking forward to us diving into this topic a little bit further in our webinar.
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To hear more from John-Pierre LaFleur on parenting children with disabilities, check out his recent webinar.