Question about music teacher

My daughter with apraxia is in the 2nd grade at school, where she is doing well with the exception of music class. Last week after school she was crying because her music teacher yelled at her in class for not singing fast enough! I am very upset by this and not sure how to handle it. My daughter is on an IEP at school and the music teacher is aware of her diagnois, because I told her about it at the beginning of the year. My daughter is not physically able to sing fast - I mean really would the teacher yell at a visually impaired student for not being able to read the music? I am just wondering how to handle this??

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Mar 11, 2010
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Thank you
by: Anonymous

I am so glad I took the time to calm down and assess the situation before going to the principal and telling him what a terrible teacher he hired. (Which was my first reaction!)
We have conferences next week and I plan on talking to the music teacher then and if neccessary re-educating her on what having apraxia means.
Thank you so much for your comments - it's hard not knowing anyone else in my area with a child who has apraxia to talk to.

Mar 09, 2010
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I hear you
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I also have a child with Apraxia and it is not easy. I am a teacher also and I like it when parents share their concerns to me first. I would talk to the teacher and ask her/him what happened. If you do not like what he/she says, remind the teacher what Apraxia means. Being a teacher does not mean they know how to handle students with speech delays. If that does not work, talk to the speech pathologist and have him/her assist you in dealing with the music teacher based on the IEP.

Good luck! Keep me posted.

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