My 6 year old son's parent teacher conferences were last night. By the way he's in the first grade. I was given some shocking information that I had not been aware of this whole time.
My son was diagnosed at the beginning of kindergarten with Adhd, borderline if, impulse control disorder, mild depression and social anxiety. He is medicated and seems to be doing quiet well on those meds. He has a very detailed IEP that should address alot of those issues.
All year I have gotten no phone calls or notes sent home from the teacher regarding behavior or academic problems. Everyday my son tells me he had a good day in school. Even his progress report looked good. Said he did well in group activities, but had some trouble with independent work.
Last night I was informed that my son was struggling with his in class work. He is having a very hard time with writing. He struggles to write his letters, put letters together to form words and put words together to form sentences. He only knows 75 percent of his kindergarten site words and none of his first grade site words. He can't read even the really easy stuff without very guided help. He struggles greatly with writing his numbers. He struggles with comprehension. I don't think there was one thing she told me he could do well. He was basically failing in all areas.
I was also informed he is having behavioral issues. He is having a hard time following directions. Has to have directions repeated to him several times. He is having a great deal of trouble sitting still and focusing. He becomes very easily distracted. consistently rummaging through his desk haphazardly. Talking very loudly off topic while the teacher is talking. Not completing his work. talking loudly, fast, off topic and out of turn. touches others stuff for no reason. Loses or misplaces everything and anything.
Why was I not informed about all of this until now? I was under the understanding everything was fine. I don't know how to take this information and what to do about it. Please help me help my son?