Re: Learning disorder?? Maybe more??
Hi Tami, You could be writing about my son is some ways. My son's school noticed he was having a hard time grasping concepts in Kindergarden, but when I had them test his IQ, he was at the top, just below genius. However, he is a slow learner. He just passed 3rd grade, barely and with the promise of summer school. Between our local Mental health agency, his Dr, and our school system, he has been diagnosed with Disruptive behavior disorder with odd tendencies, speech and language delays, dislexia, learning disabilities-NOS (not otherwise specified), sleep apnea, and a mood disorder-NOS. I decided that the anger we were dealing with needed to be dealt with, so he is medicated for that, but not anything else. The teachers have been great for working with us to create a IEP that allowed him to feel successful in the classroom. He has a 1 on 1 aide with him from the time he is picked up in the am, until he is dropped off in the PM. When we moved to another town, they took away all his adaptive services, and he suffered for it. I had the dr and his shrink refer him for testing outside the school system of the new town, at the school's expense. The new school dragged their feet about acting on the advice of everyone, until his dr suggested that I tell them I was contacting a lawyer, because they were past the time allowed for acting on my written requests for an IEP meeting. I fought with the school system for almost 2 years. They finally gave into my demands, then we moved back to the original town. The first day he was back in the old school they started with his old IEP. Please fight for your son, he is so worth it. Ask your doctor for an outside referral, if the school refuses to help you. Also you can talk to the Dept of Education in your state for any suggestions.