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Old 04-19-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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Regarding the comment that not remembering seems like "more" than ADHD, this is characteristic ADHD. Is he getting behavioral therapy outside of school? If he can, this could greatly help with his organization, etc.
Of course it is, but also indications of other problems. With the large amounts of problems this kid seems to be having, one of which being the not remembering and acting like he had never heard of something that he had previously studied, I, as an educator, would want some more answers and would want to investigate further as opposed to sitting back and accepting that ADHD is the only issue. It may be, however, she needs to be sure.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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I got him tested by their school psychologist. He missed being labeld LD by 2 points. They said that I could get him qualified for the help he needed if I could get an ADD diagnosis from a doctor. His family doctor said that based on the questionairres that me and his teacher filled out that she could give me an ADD diagnosis. She had asked if he had been tested for Dyslexia? I wasn't sure as I haven't gotten the "official" report yet. She only got the copy of the notes the psycologist had made. That was about 3 weeks ago and we still haven't gotten the offiicial report. I had been trying since September to have him tested. They kept giving me excuses and I wouldn't have gotten any results if I hadn't called a meeting with everyone involved including the principal about 3 weeks ago. Even after the psycologist had given me his notes and I explained some of the things I have noticed him doing, he would say "that is a flag". So I really think that something was missed during the testing process. He has ADD not ADHD. He has no problems with behavior. His teacher even told me how well mannered he is. This is not a problem child. He is just struggling academically. I am at my wits end.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Of course it is, but also indications of other problems. With the large amounts of problems this kid seems to be having, one of which being the not remembering and acting like he had never heard of something that he had previously studied, I, as an educator, would want some more answers and would want to investigate further as opposed to sitting back and accepting that ADHD is the only issue. It may be, however, she needs to be sure.
I agree, which is why I asked if she had had him diagnosed by a child clinical psychologist.

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I got him tested by their school psychologist. He missed being labeld LD by 2 points. They said that I could get him qualified for the help he needed if I could get an ADD diagnosis from a doctor. His family doctor said that based on the questionairres that me and his teacher filled out that she could give me an ADD diagnosis. She had asked if he had been tested for Dyslexia? I wasn't sure as I haven't gotten the "official" report yet. She only got the copy of the notes the psycologist had made. That was about 3 weeks ago and we still haven't gotten the offiicial report. I had been trying since September to have him tested. They kept giving me excuses and I wouldn't have gotten any results if I hadn't called a meeting with everyone involved including the principal about 3 weeks ago. Even after the psycologist had given me his notes and I explained some of the things I have noticed him doing, he would say "that is a flag". So I really think that something was missed during the testing process. He has ADD not ADHD. He has no problems with behavior. His teacher even told me how well mannered he is. This is not a problem child. He is just struggling academically. I am at my wits end.
Well, that is the first red flag. The diagnosis is only ADHD now. There are different types, but it's only ADHD, not ADD. There is ADHD-inattentive type, which does not mean that he has behavior problems. So, that tells me that someone is not quite up on their diagnostic criteria. I definitly understand your frustration. I would really suggest having a child clinical psychologist do a full assessment. The school often uses different criteria and family doctors are in no way qualified to make any of these diagnoses at all. Do you know if the school gave him both an IQ test and an achievement test (or the names of them?) of what they did to assess him? Unless it was a full testing battery, he really needs a second opinion. Also, when I suggested a behavior therapist, I wasn't suggesting that he was a "problem child." Behavior therapists can help all behaviors, including problems with organization, etc. Did they give you a copy of the actual report?
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I also found this

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/...shhandbook.pdf

It's for North Carolina. It may help learn about your rights and procedures

Generally, if you find out that the school isn't following it and you cite the law, etc, things get better really quick! There's also the policies, who to contact if you need help, etc....There's also a list of local links in the back that you may want to check out.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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North Carolina's EC laws have changed recently. A child can not be labeled OHI alone. It must be connected to an academic area. One of the students in my class can barely function-he sits at his desk and eats pencils all day- and he did not qualify.
Unless the condition is adversely affecting his LEARNING- not his performance or grades- he won't qualify.

Also, qualifying for EC takes months. Usually about 8-12 on average. So, unless it has been more than 12 weeks since the process started, it is not abnormal. You should be getting biweekly letters informing you of the current interventions though.
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