My son has bi-polar I knew when he was a toddler he would have problems.He has had many issues and has been in special needs at school with the help of meds he will be mainstreamed for High-school next year!
All this time my dd who turns 7 in May has watched her brothers behaviors and it is the norm for her but, she also has a strong personality.I say the only attention problem I feel she has is that she wants it all!!!
The teachers feel she should be on a med.Our schools have budget cuts and don't have the staff to spare when there are issues in a classrooms but,I feel thats no reason to put my kid on drugs.
My son has grown up without being giggly or silly just kinda there cause of meds I cannot take that away from her!I don't want to sound like an idiot when I go to confrence .What would you say/do???????????????
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For me it took 2 years in an early intervenion pre school and a year and a half in regular grade school. I made the school do everything possible first. If they think she is special needs there are protocol that they need to follow. They need to have a needs assessment done, which includes a sort of diary from the teachers, social worker at school, the nurse and an independant third party who will observe your daughter in school. Then they have to send her to a doctor. My sons school sent him to a neuro psychiatrist when he was in K. It was the wrong doc and he was too young to really follow what the doc wanted him to do. I made the school do every conveivable behavior intervention that was possible. Then when I realized nothing was working, and my son was suffering, I went to a child psychiatrist and a counselor. They and I agreed that meds would be the only thing that would help. Of course I still made sure, contd
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