ADHD at School
Frustration with school...
My 12 year old son was diagnosed with ADD and problems with executive functioning etc per private neuro-psych eval this summer after the school blew me off in response to a written request for testing. It took until Halloween to get the first meeting with the team. The Psychologist recommended a 504- and I brought our school advocate for all the meetings. I had the principal put into the 504 that my son would not be excluded from any school activities because that has been a problem.
Repeatedly over the years he has been worried about being excluded from the end of year pizza-party. As of today he is again not allowed to go out to recess after lunch because he has not reached 50% of his reading goal. I suppose he will never go to recess again…
I am so frustrated. This morning I visited with the principle- who does not have a backbone-. He told me that he would talk to the teacher reg.this issue .I also visited with her and told her that we do not want my son restricted from recess. I explicitly told the team that my son needed recess to balance himself and unstress so that he can focus again. These methods are archaic and counter productive. I am thinking about filing a complaint with the school district. I had called my advocate who had told me to talk to the principle because the school is going back on what we agreed on in the 504. Otherwise, he said, I should request another meeting. Would I be better off to insist on an IEP? Will I get anywhere with the meeting? The teacher is stubborn and inappropriate at times.There are only 2 other 6 grade teachers who don’t seem to be better alternatives either. Help!
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