Background: C is 9. He was dx with moderate to severe ADHD at 4 by a Psychiatrist. He has been on every ADHD med out there. All seem to work for short time--and then fail. Stims make him VERY aggressive. In school he is easily angered and lashes out (kicking, biting, putting his hands around a childs neck...throwing pencils, slamming books). He shows anxiety. He can't finish work. Hides under his desk, chews on his shirts. He is loud, distracting, talks out of turn. Sometimes he is "touchy feely" with other kids (hugging, getting in their personal spaces). In September he was dx as having GAD (Generalized anxiety disorder). He takes an anti depressant, ADHD medication (intuniv) and a mood medication. There is no huge immprovment on these meds. He still refuses to write, or finish most work. Still socoally inept, still talks out loud, cant sit still, still quick to anger, zero impulse control.
I asked for an IEP on Sep 11th. They just finished his evals (although I have no idea what they really did). Today I picked up a OHI form they (our counties Special Education SSA) wanted Cs doctor to fill out. I really don't have a good feeling about him getting the IEP. Last week I made an appt for him to be independantly evaluated by a Psychologist on Nov 29th. And if he DOES get the IEP? I really have no idea what to even ask for.
As much as I've been trying to educate myself on IEPs? I feel so clueless. I don't really know what to expect. What to ask for. What to do next... Sigh. This is all so hard.
Didn't get the notice about a post like I normally do.
My first thought is to check out Sensory Integration Disorder. It look a lot like ADHD, but the typical meds only make it worse. He certainly has many of the symptoms of SIDs, and it is new enough that it is not always recognized. A few links explaining it are here:
http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/index.html and here - check the last post -
The school will pretty much set up the IEP goals. What you want to do is to make sure they sound logical and help him. One book I recommend a lot is, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. She has a section in the back of the book on 504 goals - all of which would apply. You can order the book through Amazon and might get it in time.
If you have any other questions, I do monitor the ADHD section here pretty closely. Sorry, I didn't catch this post sooner. Happy Thanksgiving!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.