Corrie - posted on 01/19/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )
I have a 5 year old boy who has had some issues with outbursts, meltdowns, and some hitting at school. The doctors just recently started him on Intuniv, and he has been on it for about 5 weeks now.
Before he even started the meds, the school kicked him out full day kindergarten and only allows him to go half days. Today was his first full day back, and at 5:20 today, I got a call stating he will be back on half days because he hit a student. (Otherwise he had had a good day.)
The school has not worked with me, and I have had to push to get him ways "out" if he's feeling upset. I don't believe they use the "outs" we have lined up. They only seem to want to get rid of the problem. For example, when he was there all day they would call me almost daily to pick him up.
He is a twin and his twin sister gets to attend full day, and it is very discouraging to him, and he was noticably depressed the first week he was on half days. They are both very intelligent, and I am worried that not getting the same education as his peers with affect him negativly down the road.