I'm not sure what to do. My son is 4 and has adhd and is very aggressive. We have an appointment with a specialist in November to see if there's something else going on in addition to the adhd. He also has speech articulation difficulty, so he had a screening with Child Find yesterday and they said he does need speech therapy and he could possibly get help with social/emotional things. They also said he is very smart and he scored above the normal range in the learning/concepts area.
So, he goes back in December for an actual evaluation with them. I think he will mostly likely qualify for speech and the social stuff because of the adhd. We will have the option of bringing him to a local school for speech therapy, or we can send him to a preschool for kids with special needs.
The reason that I'm not sure what to is because I was planning on homeschooling both my kids. I used to be a kindergarten teacher and feel really strongly about homeschooling. My dh and I are okay with the idea of sending ds to the special needs preschool if they can help him more than I can at home. But I'm worried about him liking school a lot and wanting to keep going after preschool. If we were going to send our kids to school, it would be a private school and not public school, but we can't afford private school right now.
...would it be possible for him to attend the preschool for a year and then to make enough progress that I could start homeschooling him the following year? I guess I'm wondering what you would do if you were in my situation. We just want to do what's best for him and for him to get the help he really needs.
Oh, also forgot to add that I'm not sure how my ds would do in preschool because of his aggressiveness, how he freaks out at random things (maybe sensory things going on), he doesn't listen to adults very well, he gets overstimulated in public and around lots of people and screams or bolts, he can be dangerous to others, and he's hardly been away from us, partly because hardly anyone else can handle him. :-\