Ruth - posted on 04/23/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




my 5 yr old just got kicked out of school again for a month until he starts to take adhd medication. How is this fair or legal????


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/23/2014




If your physician or counselor has prescribed medication that you are not giving to your child, and your child is subsequently causing classroom disruptions to the point that they are not progressing with the teaching of the other students in that class, the school does have the right to remove the child from the classroom.

Does he have medication that's been prescribed for ADHD or another condition? Do you administer the medication? If so, and it's 'not working', you need to schedule a visit with the physician to consult about a medication adjustment.

If he's not been prescribed anything, perhaps it's time for a visit to consult about the possibility of the diagnosis, and whether or not he needs to be medicated. If the physicians have determined he doesn't need medication, then you will need to have an IEP set up with the school to address his specific learning needs so that he doesn't continue to disrupt the other students.

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