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Posted by Mary on December 24, 1999 at 10:16:50:

In Reply to: 13-year old with ADD posted by jilese on December 24, 1999 at 08:03:03:

: I have a 13-year old son with ADD. I could not understand why he was so lazy and talkative. I asked the public school system for assistance after his 1-suspension 2-weeks after school started. His teachers all said his talking is disruptive to teaching. I found out about his ADD after a Psychiatrist tested him. He has now had 3 suspensions this year. I am fighting to keep him in school and the teachers don't understand much about ADD so this is a heard fight. How do I help my 13-year old deal with this and get the teachers to understand?
Read my last post to you. They have to provide him with the help he needs in accordance with the american disablities act. Remind them of this and try to see that they follow through. If all else fails contact your school district administrator or state school superintenedent and let them know that your school is not meeting his needs etc.

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