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Teen won't accept school accommodations
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14 yr.old daughter won’t accept school accommodations
Posted by kellygreen to Parents of ADHD Children on Jan 29, 2014 at 3:24pm
I could use help in a few areas. First, my 14 yr.old has not allowed me to pursue getting her classroom accommodations because, as she says, “I don’t want to be one of those kids”. She is sensitive to the stigma from both teachers and students. So I’m wondering if anyone else has dealt with this.
She is currently in cyber school because she could not keep up with the work load in a brick/mortar school. Cyber school is not great for her because she does not have enough opportunity for social interaction. She has always had difficulty keeping friends too. I’ve helped her learn social skills as much as I could, but the problems and the loneliness are a continuing problem. So I could also use suggestions or referrals to a good social skills coach, group or program in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
The only good part of cyber school is that I can see exactly what her assignments and homework are. When she was in regular school she never kept track of all her work so I never knew what all she had to do.
I would too frequently end up helping her do a project or a paper the night before it was due (if she even told me about it to begin with).
The last area is that she has just recently become open to trying medications, so if anyone knows of a good pediatric psychiatrist in our area, I would greatly appreciate your recommendations! Thanks so much.
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