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Posted by Toad on December 02, 1999 at 00:16:03:

In Reply to: Teenage boy with ADD posted by Colleen on November 29, 1999 at 16:19:25:


Colleen,
I am a parent with two adhd kids and have add myself. I can empathize with your son. I suggest you get more people at the school envolved. We just had a meeting with my daughters teacher, the teachers aid, the district phsychiatrist, and the district diagnostition. I did not like the way things were being handled the the phsychiatrist agreed. We now have a game plan and I will make sure they stick to it. Like your son, I don't have very good penmanship. I learned to print everything in high school or no one could read my papers. If your son does better on a word processor, he should be allowed to use it, unless of course the class is a penmanship class. the school is there for him to learn and frustrating him is not the way to make it happen. A friend of mine says the schools are reguired to give each child a free and appropriate education. Appropriate is different for many kids and they should make concesions when needed and possible. Also, check with CHADD. There may be some issues with the Americans with Disabilities act that can help you in this. Stay on the teachers and administrators. They work for you and your child. I hope this helps.

Good luck,
Toad

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