Yeah! My book arrived. I am so excited. The book “The Aspie Teen Survival Guide” is written by Jeff Kraus. He was diagnosed in elementary school. So, far I have read two chapters. The second chapter discusses school issues and some IEP accommodations. I loved some of his ideas for test taking such as, white paper, no pop quizzes, three day notice for exams, alternative testing environment and the ability to retake a test if the student fails. In addition, Kraus discusses how students who feel they are not ready for that test, should be able to request additional study time (like the next day).
I am Marie. I am a proud mom of Aspieteen. I am an educator in the public school system. I have seen and expierenced many school districts not meeting the needs on students with IEPs. This is frustrating to me as an educator and as a parent. Districts and schools seem to focus on the money and feelings of teachers rather than what is best for the student to be successful. Sometimes, I will share the interesting information I have found via tweeting and blogging. Then, other times, I will share my own personal experience at a parent with an exceptional teenager. View all posts by aspieteenz