Jamie - posted on 05/17/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi. my name is Jamie, I am a single mom, and live in Allentown PA. My son,
Devon, is 8. We are in the middle of evaluations for ADHD. He has been dx'd with
General Anxiety Disorder, Impulse Control Disorder, and Oppositional Defiance
Disorder, though I really think that all of those fall under Devon's ADHD.
Our biggest issue right now is dealing with Devon's school. He is just finishing
up 2nd grade. I have observed his classroom and teacher, and Devon is getting
zero support in the classroom.
He does have an IEP, but without a teacher who understands ADHD and is willing
and capable to work with Devon, the IEP is meaningless.
So I am looking into other education options-charter schools, private schools,
homeschool, even the possibility of moving into a better school disrict.
My question for you is, how do I begin to search for a teacher who will
understand Devon, who will be able to successfully support him, who will help
him reach his full potential?