ADHD at School
Three times in trouble at school this week for hitting!
Today, after begging, explaining, having him explain back, pleading, about hitting other kids at school , he did it again. My son is 9 in the third grade. He is on a blood pressure medication called Tenex which was prescribed by his ADHD pediatrician early August of 2013 for ADHD. We tried Ritalin about two months ago on a trial basis and once the 30 day dose was done he went from bad to worst. I don’t know if it was the meds or if it was a changing of the guards phase for him. He has begun to hit kids, throw tantrums, has become overdramatic, crying, and back talking. The school is getting on me to “talk to him”. I have done behavior charts, removal of video games, TV, etc. I feel that I am at the end of my rope. I do not know what to do for him anymore.
Does anyone else feel like it would be easier to care for a severely handicap child than a kid with ADHD who looks physically normal, has no learning disabilities, aces all his exams, is at the top of his class, is brilliant, has a good heart, has empathy, but yet he is getting labeled the “bad kid” at school?
My question is, do I have a right to ask the principal to have him moved to the other 3rd grade class since he is having issues with several students from his current classroom? Also, should I ask he remain somewhere else during recess and lunch break since this is where most of the problems are occurring? His impulsiveness and what looks like aggression are getting him into trouble.
He is getting counseling 30 minutes once a week. I just found out he has a counseling session with one of the same kids he is having physical altercations with AT THE SAME TIME! Is this a violation of HIPPA?
Thank you for any responses.
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