If Ryan is seriously struggling, it may be a sign he won’t make a successful transition to young adulthood. First things first.
A thorough assessment will reveal Ryan’s learning potential, processing skills and mastery of reading, math and written language.
Based on the results of the assessment, create a plan to develop job-related skills.
He may need a dual enrollment program focusing on intense academics in the morning with socialization at school in the afternoon.
Specialized programs, such as Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes to improve reading and writing competence, will increase his skills dramatically.
This kind of immediate, intense and individualized instruction is required to compensate him for the education he missed.
If he qualifies for special education, he’s entitled to educational services until the day he turns 22. Don’t give up. It’s not too late.
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