Have I Overstepped?
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|Mon, 09-29-2003 - 9:27am|
So, I wrote a letter to all his teachers and the principal - I told them about the diagnosis - ADHD & highly gifted and I made copies of several articles about these issues. I included information on definitions about ADHD, emotional needs of highly gifted children, medication, and teacher tips. I even had them bound together at Kinko's. I also included a list of websites.
In my letter to them, I said that we found these articles to be helpful to us and perhaps they would help them in understanding not only our child, but others like him. I told them that we wanted to work in partnership with them and welcomed any suggestions or feedback.
So, did I overstep? Will teachers think I am telling them what to do? Will this stigmatize our son? I once read in a book about ADHD that you should not hide your child's diagnosis because all the teachers already know something is wrong anyway - so you're not hiding anything.