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|teacher is saying if this keeps up he will have to leave the class|
Originally Posted by LiamnEmma
I think not. She might need reminding that she is required by law to provide this child with a free and appropriate education at the expense of the public and that a child diagnosed with ADD is entitled to a plan to accommodate his needs and allow him to be successful in the general education classroom under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If she willfully chooses not to abide by this law, then she is personally liable and more and more parents are winning monetarily compensated lawsuits against teachers themselves (meaning, the teachers have to pay up, not the school or district, although they may have to as well).
That said, you son sounds like he's being a handful, can you identify anything that's happened at home that might be creating anxiety? How about at school? I know you said you're getting shrugs from him. Can the school counselor see him? Kids with ADD often have trouble with social skills and reading social cues and he might benefit from group (or even whole class where he's not singled out) social skills lessons where he was able to follow models and then generalize the information out. Has she tried rewarding him when he's behaved positively? Will there be a Student Study/Success Team meeting for him? She needs to come up with some positive ways to help him channel his energy.
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