We tried staying on top of things with is teacher after the first quarter, he said Josh was improving still had some work to do but he was overall better. His vice principal suggested we put him int eh Echo Program- which is a group of teachers evaluating him and seeing what course of action would work best for Josh. We said sure- and even mentioned it to his teacher as well. Well, a week before his second quarter ended, he brings home a Math test with a C- grade for us to sign and a note from the teacher saying his current grade in Math is a D and he would need to pull an A or high B on the upcoming test to change that grade to a C. We flipped out- this was NOT our idea of doing better. Another call to the teacher and he says Josh is disruptive, constantly being put into the hallway to be removed from the classroom, etc. When I asked about the Echo Program he said it was never done because he doesn't think its geared towards a student like Josh- whatever that means. I am so angry with this teacher- there is not consistency.
Jump to yesterday, I had a talk with my Pediatrician. He said this sounds so classic- and the school doesn't want to take the time or effort. Since the school system is the same, Josh is the same, but his grades are now suffering he said I have the right to ask for a PPT?? PTP?? Help- I can't remember what it was called!!! Basically its an assessment for ADD to see if Josh just needs to work on his attention problems or if he really needs more than that. He said it would most likely involve a group of teachers interacting with Josh and evaluating him. (HMMM.....sounds familiar!!)
I am wondering, first of all- what the test is called (I am just blanking out). Second, what is involved. And third- is there anything else I should be doing for him at this point?? We always just though Josh was Josh- he's just a boy. This is just the way he is. And maybe that's true- but I need to be sure and at least consider this a possibility.