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    I suspect adhd, autism or odd is what she is thinking but without seeing him the classroom. I would just be guessing.

    2 things I would do are.

    Find a way to send a day or 2 or even part days in classroom to see what's happening.

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    Get a referral to pead that specialises in behaviour issues.

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    Agree with sitting in on class activities. A lot can be said when looking at your own against their piers and it's normally quite obvious that there is a problem.

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    The teacher is definitely in the wrong for the way she's spoken to you and your DS and I would certainly be taking that further. Talk to the principal about that. The way you describe your DS might suggest that he has ADD/ADHD or is on the autism spectrum. That isn't something that can said with any great certainty without seeking a professional opinion though. If you see specialists and he is diagnosed with something there will be a lot of support for further help and I would honestly consider having him moved out of that teacher's classroom because she doesn't seem like she has the knowledge of how to deal with a special needs child.

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    The way she described him though makes him seems so much worse than he is. His blinking is just an attention seeking thing. Last week it was a hair flick. So I cut his hair and he stopped. As soon as I put eye drops in he stops the blinking. His hand movement thing is because ONCE he found this kool new thing he can do with his hands so he wanted to show people and this one teacher went off at him (I was there). As in my other post, there is 5 other kids who are as bad and one that I know is worse than my ds, so of course they are all playing off each other. He CAN sit still for HOURS on end, if it's something he is interested in. He isn't interested in school and had other kids to distract him. He is a bright boy and she even says that all the time but his lack of interest is what bothers her. She even said herself that he can sit still and focus when he is by himself, which he is. He has a table on his own, it's just at mat time that he plays up as he has to sit with other hyper kids.
    I have no problem with getting him tested but I have doubts they will tell her what she wants to hear, it's going to be in a controlled environment with no kids around. He is fine on his own. He is fine one on one with an adult. So I doubt they will say anything about having ADD/ADHA/autism.

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    I guess if you have him assessed and there is nothing wrong then you can show the teacher that she was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    Agree with sitting in on class activities. A lot can be said when looking at your own against their piers and it's normally quite obvious that there is a problem.
    Agreed. I think it would be beneficial to see what the teacher sees everyday.

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    Yeah I have thought about it but think having me there would make it worse because then he will always want to be with me and that would make him get in trouble more.

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    Give it a try, you just never know

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    Any chance because you are not sitting in class with your DS every day you aren't seeing what the teacher is seeing?

    Teachers are usually well placed to identify possible problems.

    I suppose I am a little stumped as to why you have asked people what they think your DS could be diagnosed with if you are sure there's nothing wrong.

    Either way I would handball this to the pediatric experts.

    Best of luck

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    Don't get me wrong, my son is pretty nutty, he gets excited easy and doesn't want to listen. It's taken me a long time to learn how to deal with him. All I see from this lady is grumpiness. There is never a "good morning child" as soon as a "problem child" walks through the doors she starts yelling at them. Ds wanted to show me and dp his school work one morning and he got told off because he wasn't meant to be doing that. Class hadn't even started yet and he was proud of his work and she yelled at him. This is the second child I have had in her room and she is just getting worse.
    I understand her work is hard and she has a difficult class this year, but the way she went about this was wrong.
    I'm only posting on here to find out if anyone had a clue as to what she (or you guys) might think he will be getting tested for. I'm not blind to my son's behavior but saying he isn't normal because he is proud of a hand movement and wants to show people and because he is an attention seeker is a bit harsh and wanting to see someone about it is a bit over the top IMO. But I will do what she says


 

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