Parents of ADHD Children
New School Year....back to the battles
How is it that every school year I have to go to battle for appropriate accommodations and modifications from the get-go? Yes, my son has an IEP, but it seems the teacher doesn’t read it.
I always do an email before the first day, make sure I introduce myself and my son on meet and greet day. Of course provide details regarding my soon-to-be fourth grader’s ADHD and dyslexia with all the trimmings, and yet the teachers always want to figure it out themselves.
They give him the same assignments as everyone else the first two or three weeks of school. This, of course, wreaks havoc on his self-esteem and confidence we have worked so hard to improve.
I’ve gone to the principal, his sped teacher, etc. they act like it is a new year, maybe everything is different! My son has never met a benchmark for common core subjects, and is working two plus years behind. Even with appropriate tutoring.
I’m a strong advocate for my son, he is medicated, we have a private tutor; the biggest problems are always school! There are no schools here for dyslexics/ADHD/special needs. How do we get the tide to turn?!
I guess I’m just venting. Thanks for listening. My friends and family are tired of hearing it…
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