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If your kid gets put out of k-5 because the arent ready to be there. Issues were not listening or following directions and running from the teacher. Do you take the kid to occupational therapy like the school suggested or try another school?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on Sep. 15, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • So the child is acting like a child and they want you to take the child to Occ. therapy? First off teachers are not doctors. Second there is a thing call "No Child Left Behind Act" in other words it is illegal what they did.
    luvmygrlz

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 12:24 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • If a child is born right on the cusp of when school begins, many schools require testing before admitance. The waiting until next term is a way of allowing the child more time to mature and develop mentally and emotionally. If you want to get a second oppinion, by all means, do. But don't take a teacher's opinion persoanlly. I don't know exactly what occupational therapy is- but it sounds kind of serious for a kid.
    bloomsr

    Answer by bloomsr at 12:27 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • op
    On her first day she kicked the spanish teacher, she climbed into the water table during center time, she spit on other kids and the teacher, she cant use a pencil to write her name or to draw anything. I just dont know what to do with her. She is adopted and was born addicted to crack does that make a difference?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • the addicted to crack does make a difference
    occoupational therapy is just some ono-on-one time with someone trained to help her learn fine motor skills (how to hold a pencil for handwriting for example) its not a bit deal to get OT for your five year old
    she also might need a bit more than OT since she was born addicted to crack
    talk with her pedi
    bi-polarmommy

    Answer by bi-polarmommy at 12:59 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • You need to take her in and have her tested for possible behavioral or a developmental disorder. The school cannot diagnose her.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • op
    On her first day she kicked the spanish teacher, she climbed into the water table during center time, she spit on other kids and the teacher, she cant use a pencil to write her name or to draw anything. I just dont know what to do with her. She is adopted and was born addicted to crack does that make a difference?
    ____________________________________________________
    How does she behave at home? Is this possibly a discipline issue? Has she used a pencil at home? Did she go to preschool? There's a lot of information we don't have here.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • I would have her evaluated to see if she has any disorders that can be treated before she goes back to Kindergarten and yes, being born addicted to crack is a huge deal. Kids born addicted to crack can have learning disabilities, behavioral problems and other issues that can affect them their entire life. Start with her pediatrician and go from there. The school CAN suggest Occupational Therapy because she doesn't have the basic fine motor skills that she should have had 2 years ago. Occupational therapy will help her develop her fine motor skills. How does she behave at home or in other situations? Did she go to preschool? Has she been evaluated before? Check with the public school she was at about getting her evaluated. Have you worked with her on her fine motor skills? There are easy things that you can do to help her develop her fine motor skills. If you want some, PM me and I will give you some ideas.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:31 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • luvmygirlz: The No Child Left Behind Act has NOTHING to do with a teacher suggesting Occupational Therapy for a child that has NO fine motor skills and needs the extra help. Occupational therapy is just what this child needs. An occupational therapist will help the child learn to old a pencil, write, and to develop her fine motor skills. The teacher did NOT diagnosis the child with anything, she gave a suggestion as to what will help the child develop the skills she needs, not only for school, but daily life.

    NCLB, has to do with accountability and schools succeeding. A school is determined to be passing or failing by how well the students do on standardized testing. The students are tested in reading and math, if not enough students score in the right catergory, the school is considered failing and can lose federal funding for the school. This is why schools teach to test and don't have time for more than math and reading
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:38 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

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