Sometimes when a child goes to school with a heavy burden … the loss of a pet or family member, a behavioral or developmental disorder, a learning or social challenge, even a mental health issue … school can be tough!!! Children who have health or developmental challenges, for example, may require support in the way of extra time to complete assignments or support in transitioning from one activity to another. A child may even have documentation of a disability with specific recommendations about how to address when the student becomes overwrought, frustrated, or out of control.
Unfortunately, many children in this situation do not get the kind of support and consideration they need in order to thrive. And in some cases, the challenges of the child may be a direct result of things going on in school … like bullying or an out of control classroom.
If your child has experienced any challenges along these lines, then “Dead Children Can’t Read: Classrooms of Compassion” may be the book for you. Explore what goes on when schools do not respond appropriately to children’s unique needs … whether physical, behavioral, developmental, emotional, or mental. Then learn what can happen to improve outcomes for all children.