My 7 yr old being evaluated...
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|Fri, 11-20-2009 - 2:02pm|
My 7 yr old has had behavior issues since he could walk and talk. He's always been a challenge, so I knew when he started school that we'd have issues.
His behavior hasn't escalated, but the school's discipline system isn't working and now that Brayden is in 2nd grade I guess they are done trying and ready to give up.
Yesterday's meeting the Princiapl told me that if Brayden gets one more red ticket (after one warning if the behavior is repeated then the child is given a pink ticket and after three pink tickets in one month the child gets a red ticket, is removed from the classroom to another class for the day until their parents come and have a meeting with them and the teacher, and principal) - next time they will just take Brayden to another school (the middle school) and put him in the ISS room all day. No lunch break (he eats lunch in there), no recess, no break, nothing. If that doesn't work, then they'll start giving him OSS (out of school suspension, kicked out of school for a day basically).
First of all, the ISS is totally unacceptable to me for my 7 yr old son. I am not agreeing to it and I hope that its within our rights to refuse that. He's an energetic 7 yr old and "locking him up" all day without an outlet to get his energy out is a recipe for disaster and it won't help. The Principal even said it wouldn't help, but that they don't know what else to try anymore.
The type of behavior my son is having is being generally disruptive- making sounds, talking, animal noises etc, and touching kids when he walks by them so that he annoys them, and sometimes using inappropriate words (whenever I ask my son what inappropriate words he said - he said its bathroom humor type language. For example last week he said he got a pink ticket for saying that it looked like the moose in a book was pooping). That is the majority of what he's doing.
So we're doing the worksheet evaluation for various behavior issues he could have.
If he comes back in the likely range for ADD/ADHD, then what next? Does anyone know? Do the school and I work on an IEP for him? Would putting him into ISS rooms be helpful for a child with ADD? I wouldn't think so.
I guess I just don't know what to expect.
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