ADHD at School
Getting Zero Work Done In Class
My 7yr old son is diagnosed ADD w/anxiety. He takes zoloft for the anxiety and this has helped a lot. He is capable of doing grade level work when working with me one on one at home or in the classroom and requires little to no instruction - just my sitting next to him reminding him to “write it down, go to the next item”. Otherwise, he does not complete any classwork during the school day. Zero. No pencil to paper. He is not disruptive and does not outright “refuse” to do the work. The teacher can walk by several times during a task and ask him to pick up his pencil and join the class and he will get his pencil and sit up in his seat, but as soon as she walks away he’s back to putting his head on his desk, picking apart his eraser, resting his head on the back of his chair, picking at his clothing, etc. Has anyone else experienced this? We continue to search for a med to help with concentration/focus but we just started our 5th med about a week ago and again I’m seeing no change. He is currently at risk of retention because although he’s bringing all his unfinished work home and we’re doing it after school, he’s not completing any of his tests and isn’t proving his ability against grade level benchmarks. We are going into our 2nd IEP meeting this week and although we have a very cooperative school, I’m not sure what to even recommend be put in his IEP to help him succeed…
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