Daughter with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder not getting help at School
(Spokane Valley, WA)
My 4th gr daughter is ADHD, recently dx w/SPD (also has spastic bladder, cross-eyed (glasses), lazy R eye, has headaches)and yet the school is totally uninterested in anything the professionals have to say about my child's needs.
As far as they are concerned, and I quote from principal and counselor, "She is fully capable, manipulating the system, failing 4th grade because she refuses to do the work, therefore its not our problem."
She qualifies for what they are calling a sufficient 504 plan (3rd yr review)but I am not signing it this year. She is flunking 4th grade, consistently in trouble for reacting in class (duh)and they will not consider another theory for her actions other than she is manipulating and a "behavioral child"
Help! I am familiar with IEP laws but not sure where she falls because she is smart and capable in the right environment. She does have some deviations in spelling and math which have shown in several testing situations outside of school but the school doesn't want to hear about it.
They seem to hate my child (or at least put up with her because they have to)and this is reflected in how they deal with her... I am concerned about her self-esteem/confidence and with her social abilities horrible already, this doesn't do them any good.
I am in Eastern Washington and don't know what to do... I can't even voucher her to a private school as WA does not participate in the program. The cheapest appropriate school would cost me (w/tuition discount) $4000 for next year. I can't afford it.