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|Tue, 05-17-2005 - 8:03pm|
Hello. I am the step-mother and primary mother-figure to a 13 year old girl diagnosed with Aspergers. My husband and I have been working extremely hard to assist her with the difficulties she is facing, however, we are at a point where we are all truly frustrated. She is doing awful in school, for a lack of effort, she lies about everything and doesn't seem to think there is anything wrong with that. She will carry a lie until it become absolutely ridiculous.
We have tried everything to work through this, from offering rewards, punishment, earning her favorite things. Nothing seems to work. We want to do right by her and assist her as much as we can to become everything she dreams, but we don't know what to do anymore. She works with special education teachers, they have rearranged her curriculum to suit her needs, but it just seems like she has no interest in completing work. Even with their assistance she has a 43% in her classes. When her teacher asked her to stay after school so that she could help her to complete her homework and to understand things, she literally RAN AWAY. They had to send an education tech to catch her, and she lied to them and said she had already talked to the teacher. Everyone is frustrated at this point. Any ideas? Anyone in a similar situation?