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#31 of 34 Old 10-30-2005, 10:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, Mama2minbu--I checked out the website and will contact a chiropractor in my area.
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he is just so young for all this - why not as others have suggested give him one or two years more before he begins big school. let him find his own feet and find his own strengths before he is pigeonholed into something he is not ?

have you thought of something like a Steiner/
Waldorf school or kindergarten which might much better suit his temperament ?
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Mamma2Mingbu--thanks for the links! I think I'm going to start him on DHA supplements soon. As for chiropractic--I didn't know there were chiropractors who specialize in children. I bet they're hard to find. I have to see if our ins. covers that.
Eckist Mamma--It's not that I view special Ed. as a punishment, but as a stigma which may injure his scholastic career as well as his self esteem. I won't disallow it if he needs it because it very well might help, but I really hope he doesn't qualify (if it even comes to an evaluation).
Pony: So glad that so many people responded with hope to offer support. In my experience, the younger the child the less they view extra help for themselves or peers in a negative way. Keep involved as you have been so that you can keep tabs on his emotional impact with any evaluations, services, etc. You seem to want what's best for him now and long term which means he's got a very loving mom. Hang in there. By the way, I smiled that you recognized me as an Eckist. :-)
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he is just so young for all this - why not as others have suggested give him one or two years more before he begins big school. let him find his own feet and find his own strengths before he is pigeonholed into something he is not ?

have you thought of something like a Steiner/
Waldorf school or kindergarten which might much better suit his temperament ?
Realize that Pony said that she couldn't home school because she had to work to support herself. If this child isn't in school, I'm not sure what her options would be???? Its pretty hard to find an affordable, non-school placement for a school-age child. We were really lucky that our preschool would keep DS until he was nearly 6 before he started K this fall, but it was expensive and few schools have the extended preschool option. And private schools would seem to be a real stretch as well.

I think that getting as much information from the school, from evaluations, from support groups, and from here sounds like the best first step. And while you are gathering information, take your time and don't let anyone push you before you feel ready to make a decision. At the same time though, be open to any support people have to offer.
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