Behavior Problems...

by Stephanie
(Florida)

My son is 5 years old and very bright. He has been diagnosed with SPD and attends OT twice a week. He was moved up to kindergarten this year at the age of 4 but this is his 2nd school, and his 3rd classroom. His teacher says his behavior is very impulsive and at times uncontrollable. She suggested next year to home school him but that is just not possible. I don't know why his behavior is getting worse or what to do with him next year? Any suggestions to help with his behavior or if public school is the answer?

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May 08, 2011
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Help the teacher
by: Anonymous

Help your child's teacher understand your child better. As an educator and a mom, I know that I need the insight of the parents of my students. Think of your child as one of many in a classroom. The teacher's job is overwhelming these days. Instead of looking elsewhere, try to educate her on his needs and what you think might help him be successful in his classroom.

Apr 20, 2011
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Utah
by: Anonymous

have you looked into charter schools in your area? my son has spd and we placed him in a charter school. the teachers seem to have a better understanding of different issues children can have and they are so patient about working with parents to find solutions so that everyone is happy and successful.

does your ot have any suggestions for games/activities or way to help with impulse control? keep going to the ot! it's helped us out tremendously.

Apr 09, 2011
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Feel for you
by: Anonymous

Stephanie,
Why would public school would be the answer as opposed to private? Maybe the problem is the teacher/school not recognizing your child's strengths and at the same time, needs? How about trying a different private school?
Best wishes to you. I know your frustration all too well.

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