Catherine - posted on 05/05/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am having the hardest time trying to figure out where exactly my daughter belongs in school. She was diagnosed with ADHD & ODD at age 7 and has just been diagnosed with bipolar (I knew all along she had it). Her behavior has gotten so bad, even hospitalized for her bipolar. She is on an IEP at school, is repeating 4th grade again this year and is even failing. She struggles with all her work and her behavior gets her in trouble almost every day, to the point that the resource teacher and regular ed teacher can't handle her. I'm told she doesn't belong in the ED (emotionally disabled) class because it's full of seriously mentally ill kids and i'm told she doesn't belong in the extended resource class because it has either mild retardation or autistic kids. She's already proven she doesn't do well in a huge classroom of kids without these issues so I don't know what to do. If not addressed properly, it's only going to get worse and I really want to help my daughter succeed.