Is your son going to be taking meds? If so, find out from his doc if he will be taking a time release med or one that he will need to take two doses of, usually one in a.m. at home and one in p.m. at school. My daughter has ADHD and takes 15 mg Focalin at about 8:30 a.m., 5 mg at about 1:30, to balance out her afternoon. If he will be taking meds at school you will need to have a form filled out by his doc and on file with the school. IMO, i would push for an IEP with his school's administration. This IEP will help him all the way through college, and may provide such things as individualized classroom aides, visits with the school psychologist or social worker, and even preferential seating in his room. I would approach his teacher first, if you are not successful getting the IEP through her, contact your local school district head office and ask to speak to Special Services. PM me if you have ANY questions! GL!
at 1:40 PM on Sep. 8, 2009