I've been reading some of the post to see if i see anyone with the same issues i am facing with my 6 year old son. He's in 1st grade, the first few weeks of school he did fine.. but all of a sudden he is acting out in class, moving around and not focusing. He complains all the time that he hates school and he wants to stay home with me. He is an only child and he's always with me more so than his father because daddy is working. His kindergarten teacher suggested that i have him tested to see if he needs hlep. It came back after the evaluation that he has a learning disability. So now in 1st grade he has the help he needs. Not getting off track but he also take swim class he is very disaplined when he's in swim class he is focus and does what the instructor tells him to do. He got his report on his swimming today and he scored hight on everything including focusing, disapline and taking instruction from the instructor.
I told him why is it he can't do the same thing in class, he tells me he is board, gets sleepy and wants to go home. As we all know the cirriculum for our kids is a lot of work, testing and homework at the end of the day. One of his teacher told me last week that he does not have a learning problem, he is a smart kid his problem is he does not know how to stay focus. I get very frustrated when i pick him up from school and there is a complain from the teacher. He promises me he will be good the next day in school and it might last for a couple days and the complains starts again.
My question is what can i do, to help him with the issues he's having so that he wouldn't be deprive of learning and he would get the help he needs in class. I'm wondering if anyone of his 2 teachers ignore him that is why he gets frustrated and acts out. I was also thinking to get a behavioral therapist for him. I don't know of any thing else i can do for my child. Please help me if you guys know of any options that is available for us. I live in New York.