Tonya Jesweak has been a special education teacher for 21 years. She has taught middle and high school students with cognitive impairments, learning disabilities, emotional impairments, and executive functioning deficits. Tonya has experience in writing IEPs, participating in psychoeducational evaluations, creating and implementing behavior plans, as well as helping students improve their executive functioning skills. Most recently, Tonya has been working as a teacher consultant. In this capacity, she evaluates students, determines their present level of academic functioning, and recommends planning and instruction to the parents and school.
I would highly recommend reaching out and getting more support in whatever capacity is necessary. There are so many resources available to families and students. Personally, special education has helped my student with her executive functioning deficits and learning struggles. My other daughter has benefited from counseling to help with her anxiety.
We all learn differently and we just need to find the best way they learn. I would also tell them they are not on their own.
I love helping students learn new skills and getting excited about it. I love the light bulb moment! Getting kids excited about reading and writing is so rewarding. All kids need a champion and I want to be that for them.
Talk to someone who cares. We'll listen to what's going on with your child, discuss their needs, answer your questions, and start to develop a plan for growth.