Would you put your child in a special ed class for having ADHD? My son is 7 yrs old in the 1st grade and his teacher is wanting to test him for special ed.She says this because he doesn't pay attention,finish his work,behind in reading and his grades are not good enough to her.His grades are 71,66,73.The thing I don't think my son would pay attention in a special ed class either.So how would that help him?Maybe I'm wrong.His teacher also tells me she thinks there's somthing wrong with my son besides ADHD.She thinks it's asperger's sydrome.I googled it and he has non of the symptoms.I'm very upset and inferiated with his teacher for this.I need advice what to do here.Please no bashing.
Answer by gemgem at 7:31 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
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Answer by sailorwifenmom at 7:37 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
I can understand you being Upset but, not Infuriated with his teacher- she is only trying to help find a way for him to Succeed- my son was in Sp. Ed. all through Elementary- & continued with a IEP until he graduated from High School- He is Dyslexic & has some other Learning Disabilities- he would not of been able to Succeed without all of the Extra Help- Your son would benefit from a Sp.Ed. Class b/c he will get All of the Attention & Extra Help he needs with only 10-12 students in the class- If he is struggling now, he will probably be Alot Happier in a Sp.Ed. Class b/c he will be learning His Way & making So Much more progress- Wishing you lots of luck:)
Answer by daisyb at 7:42 PM on Mar. 10, 2011