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Thank you for contacting Just Answer. Have you had him tested by a neuropsychologist? It would seem to me that that is what is indicated. They will diagnose him properly and give you a treatment protocol that should help him. He may also need medication. But first things first. Get him tested .
Of course I want him tested! But how can I get that accomplished? Ever since IDEA they dump all the pressure on the teacher to change up her teaching style and not identify children with needs. Its all about RtI (response to intervention) and getting great teachers to deal with troubled kids. I have at least 2 boys wandering my school with obvious asperger's and they go undiagnosed because teachers are designing accommodations for them. One is in fifth grade now! The nearest private child psychologist is 70 miles away and why should I have to pay out of pocket for testing?
Thank you for contacting Just Answer. I am sorry to hear that you don't have adequate facilities at your child's school. I hear what you are saying but a lot of good that will do--- your child will still suffer and if left untreated will suffer a great deal and frankly will cost you a lot more later in life --- financially and emotionally. Where exactly do you live --- city/state?
Brunswick GA. It is national policy since 2004 IDEA not to test kids unless they don't respond to teacher modifications. The thought is if he CAN learn then he is not disabled. What exactly do I need to do to MAKE the school test him?
It sounds like that there is not much you can do about school policy. Furthermore I have no idea about how they function. I would call the school board and find out. However, as I said, I would not allow this to go on and wopuld seek out my own help if I couldn't get the school to cooperate.
Take a look at this --- It seems like they help parents with completing forms. It's worth a call.
Wrightslaw Georgia Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities Licensed Psychologist specializing in assessment and therapy services for children .... Brunswick, GA 31525(NNN) NNN-NNNN Email:XXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Check out the web site. It looks like they may help with forms.
Sorry I was cooking. Thank you for your help. I had not found this on my own.