Posted by Laura
on February 22, 2000 at 14:47:09:
In Reply to: Public school staff inflexible with ADD child, can you help? posted by Randall on February 10, 2000 at 01:24:24:
: I have a 9 year old daughter with ADD. My wife and I have all but pulled out our hair because of the struggle we have had with the public school. My daughter does quite well when she's on the medication but she still has trouble getting things done and remembering things. We have had some trouble getting her to school on time, sometimes it doesn't matter what time we get her up or how hard we try to get her ready on time. She has also had to serve in detention because of being late, then she forgets to tell us that she has detention on a certain morning and so the school punishes her (and us) by making her serve two detentions instead. There must be some kind of accommodations the school could make to help us out. Has anyone else had the same problem?...There must be some kind of rights that the ADD child has for these kind of problems. Can anyone help me out???
Just tell them "Sorry, there will be not detention for my daughter. Not one or two or five hundred." You tell them how it is going to be, there's nothing they can do about it. They sure can't deny her her education.
Also, FYI, I've heard ADD children are suppose to get unlimited time on MEAP tests and other such tesing.