Hi I am cathy,
I have two boys Adrian 7 (almost 8) and Julian 5 1/2. Today we went to visit Julian's pediatrician. We had filled out some form that had lots of questions about Julian. His teacher filled one too. Our pediatrician believes there is something there. The chart was very high in the area of hyperactivity. We talked briefly about medication and such but we didnt make any decision at the moment.
My DH is also very against mediations at the moment. He thinks he is too young and needs time to grow and mature.
I on the other hand I am not against it at all. I just don't want to jump into anything wihtout learning and understanding what this is all about. My MAIN concern is at school where he has gotten in trouble numerous times already. He teacher says he just can't make himself stay still to finish his work even if he tries.
Since my main concern is school I would like to put a lot of effort into this but I am CLUELESS.
Do kids with ADHD need an evaluation from the school? Would he need an IEP? Would IEP be beneficial for him? Can he even get one? Should I push towards that? Can he have an IEP without having to take medications?
I am so confused about this all. In academics he seems ok to me.