Michelle - posted on 02/12/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My youngest son is 13 years old. He was born with some medical issues due to being a preemie. He was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Dysfunction Disorder at an early age. He has also had Autistic tendencies but we never had him tested because we didn't want him labeled in school. When he went into middle school the school system took him out of Occupational Therapy (they were afraid it would take him out of regular classes and it wouldn't be good for him). He is now in the 7th grade. Since being taken out almost 2 yrs ago his grades, organization skills, attention, etc has all gone down hill. I got his progress report this week and 3 classes are F's, 2 D's and an A (PE). We had his IEP last week and they had nothing but negative things to say about him. They took him off all services!!! I was upset. I had a meeting with his Pediatrician this week for his yearly physical and he had many concerns. He is 13 but only 66 lbs and not even 4 1/2 ft tall. He is smaller than most 8 yr olds. He had a hard time eating and he is failing in school, his Autistic tendencies are getting worse at home. I got the teacher evaluation forms from the pediatrician for each teacher to fill out. Of course, I was thinking they were going to write exactly what was said in the meeting and then we could meet with the Dr and get to the bottom of his issues BUT the teachers are writing the complete opposite. It makes my parent evaluation that I did look horrible. What do I do? I thought 'Is he really that different at school than at home?' He rocks and hums almost all the time at home but the teachers only see part of it. Help!