Sorry for the long post ahead
Well my 9yr old DS is completely failing school I've changed his school twice over the last 4yrs to try and help him with his socialising issues but its not helping. He's getting teased constantly from the other kids in his class and now from older kids in the school. Mind you this school is a Christian school?? I've been to the teacher numerous times but nothings getting better. With his grades they are so bad. He did the NAPLAN test and he was at the bottom for every category I notice to with his homework that he struggles heaps. Plus he's teaches have emphasised many times about he's struggling with school.
My boy was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 4 by the paed but nothing was done about it mainly cause we moved and no follow up happened plus I was in denial When he was 4 he was out of control in fact he was like that from 2 - 5yrs. He wouldn't follow directions, throw violent tantrums, struggled with learning and speech. He hasn't had any violent episodes now for over 1.5yr which is great. He's hyperactivity is diet controlled which seems to be working very well. Unfortunately the inattentive part is still very much there! I notice when me and my partner talk to him he will drift off and not pay attention, he struggles at times to play well with our other children esp when there's turn taking involved, he struggles to sleep every night and gets easily distracted when told a direction.
So with all of this I've decided to take him back for a reassessment of the ADHD and go from there as I really see there is a problem.
My question is would homeschooling be a good option for him? Has any of you homeschooled or is homeschooling your ADHD child and is it working well? My boy has emphasised that he wants to change schools next year to his sisters school but I'm worried the public system will let him down again and he's already so far behind!!!
I appreciate your feedback thanks