My son is on an IEP..He is 16 years old and has ADD and a traumatic brain injury. He is hard to handle at times and very head strong. From what I have been told is he has lost his power to reason things out. On top of this he is a complex thinker his doctor says. He has lesions on his brain from his accident which also create headaches. He also has an anger problem. To top all of this off he is very smart and bored at school. His Special Education teacher and him do not get along. He says she yells..I have explained to her that raising her voice to him does no good..she looses him the moment she raises her voice. It is obvious to me she does not know how to handle a child like him. Be it that she is very young or just did not get the training i am not sure. Im frusterated. I get called at least once a week and brought into meetings. Today again i got called into a meeting for monday because he was kicked out of his math class. I am a single mother with no college education and am doing the best that i can with him. I dont have the problems at home that they do at school because i know how to speak to him and handle him better. This last thing that has me upset is she seems to have a smart mouth where he is concerned. He went to her today to tell her his bus did not show up and she informed him he should start walking. He told her he lives 9 miles away and she informed him he should have started walking during first period then! ...excuse me but isnt the IDEA here to keep my child in school not encourage him to miss school? And why couldnt she empathize with him and offer to assist him with finding out where his bus was or point him in someones direction that could help him? Could someone please help explain to me what this teachers job is and what i should expect from her?