If the recommendation of your school team is to refer your child to another resource, to a specialized school, it is important to meet with the school team to analyze your child’s needs and consider their issues. This way you can accept or refuse the proposed offer of service. A referral to a specialized school is always justified and based on a detailed evaluation of the child’s needs by a team of professionals.
Being in constant connection with the teachers and school administration will permit you to better understand the reasons for such a recommendation and see what can be done before you must proceed with changes in your child’s life.
Moreover, just meeting the new school team allows parents and students to be more reassured, more confident and more enlightened during the transition to this new school. The collaboration of parents is essential throughout these various interventions for your child.
Parents have an important role to play, notably by listening to their children, encouraging them and reminding them of their strengths, of who they are, what they like about them and being role models for them.