Conflicting views | Special Education

 My name is E. Anthony

This discussion assesses your ability to evaluate issues that may contribute to conflict between parents of children with disabilities and school personnel. This assignment also supports your achievement of Course Learning Outcome 2 and the MASE Program Learning Outcomes 3, 4, and 6

In one study conducted to determine the causes of conflict between the parents of children with disabilities and school personnel, found that 90% of parents felt that “either the school did not view their child as an individual with unique talents and abilities, or it saw their child through a deficit-model perspective, focusing only on the child’s weaknesses” (Lake & Billingsley, 2000, p.244). On the other hand, school personal claimed that the parents were uncompromising to alternative solutions and suggestions. Other sources of conflict between parents and their child’s school, which resulted from this study, included miscommunication, mistrust, limited resource availability and feeling devaluation (Lake & Billingsley, 2009). At any point during the school year, parents may have concerns regarding their child’s academic or social development, IEP progress or other school related problems. Their first point of contact may be you, as the special educator, or the school’s administration for the purpose of setting a meeting date discuss an agreeable solution.

As we have learned through our reading and coursework thus far, a school district is not required to design the “best program,” or to provide “the best education possible,” but to provide an appropriate program or service. Moreover, school districts are given some latitude in deciding on the use of appropriate methodologies and strategies, and in what combination, to meet a student’s unique needs and provide an appropriate program.

During Destini’s IEP team meeting, her parents bring up their concern regarding their daughter’s progress and request that she receive more intense support in the area of reading. In addition, Destini’s parents demand that the district immediately provide a specialized and costly supplemental remedial reading program provided by an agency not employed by the district to support her reading deficits.

Because her parents contacted you after seeing Destini’s report card, you anticipated this topic being brought up during the meeting. Her parents explain that although she is passing the class with a “C”, they feel that she could be earning an “A” if only the district would provide these expensive services which are above and beyond her current level of supports to help her with reading comprehension.

Initial Post: After reading the article Factors that contribute to parent school conflict in special education, you will create an initial response depending on the first letter of your last name.

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – M: You will respond to Destini’s parents request by addressing her parents’ concerns by supporting their request for a specialized and costly supplemental remedial reading program provided by an agency not employed by the district to support her reading deficits. Use supporting evidence from your textbook, assignment readings and your own research to leverage support for your argument. Finally, offer at least two alternative solutions that may be an acceptable option to supporting Destini’s continual reading comprehension. Be sure to consider the categories identified in the article, Factors that contribute to parent school conflict in special education that may escalate the conflict.
University Writings
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.


Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.


Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.


Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.


Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.