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my 14 year old son was diagnost with adhdwhen he was in about

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my 14 year old son was diagnost with adhdwhen he was in about the 3rd grade. he was on different meds which never did help much. the dr.s kept trying new meds. and at one time he was on six or seven different meds. none of which seemed to help and i had finally had enough of the guinie oig strategies and i weened him off all of them myself and never took him back. i would rather have a "hyper kid than a dead one. now, my son is in the eighth grade, supposed to be in the nineth, and we are at the point that the school has filed unruly charges on him. i asked the schools for help with an i.e.p. but they all said that his i.q. was too high for help in that area. my son is very bright, loving and does not display the problems at home that he does in school. my son , when in public places, displays outward awkwardness, almost like he doesn't know how he is suppose to act with unknown people or places. my sons father is an alchoholic and has called my son stupid, idiot and an array of differ


Given the poor treatment that your son has received, I suggest that you take him to a University Teaching Hospital-Department of Psychiatry for a thorough evaluation with testing. There are also facilities that use behavioral means to deal with ADHD. I do not believe that the school is alllowed to refuse an IEP as he is a special needs child based upon behavior which has nothing to do with intellligence (IQ), but they do so to save money. I suggest you contact the school board and threaten legal action or even the State Department of Education. You can also get assistance from NAMI at who can provide guidance and direction. I am sorry he has received such shabby treatment




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