My 9 year old 3rd grader is having some school intervention -- we just had a meeting with the principal, guidance counselor, special ed teacher, learning specialist and his teacher, and the school wants me to have him seen by his pediatrician.
He has some focusing issues, and he is also struggling with spelling. He is doing well with reading and math.
I am concerned about getting pushed to label and or drug my child
I have called the pediatrician and look forward to an evaluation -- we need to know what is going on -- I am told this will also cover IQ, memory, processing and things like that.
I am concerned about our family's privacy. Do I have to share all the results or diagnosis with the school? Do I have to tell the school if he is identified as ADHD? I may want to have more than one evaluation done to get a confirmation.
If you have been through this, would you please share your experiences and any suggestions for what you have done to help your struggling child?
Thanks so much,