Just checked my email and voila!, there was an email from a teacher about difficult child. Surprise! NOT. Okay, so here is the situation THIS time. Every quarter, the kids rotate "specialist" classes: art, gym, health, keyboarding. difficult child started keyboarding today. Last Wednesday, this teacher saw me in the hallway and asked if I had any advice for dealing with difficult child's behavior (he hasn't been in there to have any yet!). I told her to follow his BIP and if that doesn't work, talk to his SpEd teacher. The email today was from this keyboarding teacher. difficult child had been sent to the office for not following her directions and she explained his behaviors and asked for my advice because SpEd teacher is gone today and tomorrow. He refused to type when she told the kids to and when she set his computer up herself, "he started purposely typing the wrong letters". When I asked him why he refused to type when she told the class to he said "she always yells at me for looking at the keys when I type but I don't remember where they are so I have to look." I asked him if she did that today and he said not today, but she has for the last 2 years when he's had her. When I asked him why he typed the wrong letters on purpose (her words) he said "She said that 7th graders can usually type like 35 words a minute so I wanted to see how fast I could type without looking at the keys." His BIP states that they are supposed to ask him WHY he isn't doing what he's supposed to be doing. She apparently didn't do that. He is also supposed to be given a choice of doing it or going to the office and then some time to make his choice. She apparently didn't do that either. The email I sent back to her started with those 2 questions. Did she ask him why and did she give him a choice before she made him go to the office, after a big ruckus. I also told her that SpEd has difficult child working with a voice-activated computer program to do typing for him. I reminded her that with his memory issues, he won't remember where the keys are and will pretty much always need to look and explained to her AGAIN about his avoiding tasks that have caused "criticism/failure" in the past. I just hope she gets IT soon. She has been like this as long as I've known her (she goes to my church so it's been a WHILE). How do I get through to these people? I feel like such a broken record sometimes. On a positive note. I talked to the principal and he said difficult child handled talking to him about it very well and was able to go back to class (a different one) after only a few minutes. When I talked to difficult child about it at home, he actually talked to me about it.