ADHD in Boys
Son issues in school
My son is 14 1/2 he has been on Ritalin since end of 5th or middle of 6th grade. He usually has A’s & B’s by end of quarters in all classes but Math. The Math teacher butts heads with him and another student (also with ADD) all the time. Behavior has improved in all classes except again Math. He had at least 9 referrals for behavior last year in the class. For disrespect and disruption in the class (usually occurring after Teacher has made comments in front of the whole class which son reacted to). Met with principal at beginning of this school year to try to put a plan in place to prevent a repeat was told nothing could be done because of his grades. Within 2 weeks he had 5 referrals from that teacher or the para in the class that mimics the comments and treatment of teacher. We were told that the dosage of Ritalin he takes was the top level so have changed to Concerta Monday will be his third week of it.Still the issue with Math teacher only he just had his second in school suspension because the school moves up punishment with occurrence and the multiple ones from Math teacher quickly move him up the levels. How does a parent deal with teacher that singles out students. The principal is of no help (even told our son in front of us the she was raised to respect her elders and obviously he wasn’t). This principal has a Master’s Degree in Special Education btw. He can not go to another class as there is only one math teacher in the middle school….............
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