Need advice about a possible IEP for a 7 year old with ADHD
Hi, my 7 year old daughter has severe ADHD-combined type. With her meds and GREAT teachers, she has been doing really well in school so far (she is in second grade). The past 2 months have been a challenge though. She is completely out of control at home, and her schoolwork is also suffering. Her regular doctor was on vacation when we went in this month, so she had to see someone else, and he wasn't comfortable with changing her meds or increasing the dose and asked me to wait until her regular doctor is back. She is bringing home huge stacks of unfinished work (all at once because nothing leaves her desk unless the teacher makes her clean it out), she is failing about half of her tests, doing great on the other half, she is getting Unsatisfactory in art because of not following directions or not finishing her projects.
I know that when we get her meds sorted out, alot of that should get better, but even when her meds were working great, she still took twice as long as the other kids to take tests. Any work that was done in school that she didn't finish (prior to the past 2 months of chaos) were put on top of her desk, and when the pile got too high, the teacher would have her stay in from one recess and they would work on it together. She brings papers home late (if she brings them home at all) and then throws a fit when she can't do something because it is already over when I get the paper. I am very concerned about what next year is going to be like. Her teachers the last 3 years have been incredible, but she will be in third grade next year. At some point, the teachers aren't going to want to walk her through everything and have to be constantly reminding her to stay on task. I think she might need an IEP but I have no idea how to go about requesting one, or if she would qualify, or what I would even want on it.
If anybody has any advice about the IEP issue, or even anything about teaching time management and organization to a kid this age, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.