My son is 12, he is in grade 6, he as ADD, anxiety disorder and learning disorder.
He was in a school where he had an the help of a special educator every day, a special work plan adjusted to his capacity and needs, and was exempted from social studies and sciences. We moved to a different place last October and to this date, the new school is still saying they want to reevaluate him before doing anything for him. So they leave him in a regular class with all the regular school work to do on his own.
The thing my son would want the most, would be to be like his friends and be able to do it all, just like them. he feels like a failur, he feels let down, he feels like a cheet because his teachers get him to do 10 words instead of 20 and gives him sometimes more time to finish a test.
He comes home from school frustrated and overwhelmed... his anxiety level is to the roof and he is having many panic attack a day. we sometimes do from 2 to 3 hours of work a day at home just to get him caught up with his school work. It is very stressful and the tension is terrible.
His 3 teachers called me after Christmas to report to me that my son is not keeping up with the class, he is not concentrating, he is no al cooperating... and one of him actualy made him sound like he was plainly lazy. lol We all were at a meeting, back in October, to talk about him, for them to understand my son. And now it sounds as if it comes as a surprise!!
I am at the point where I feel like keeping him out of school and home school him, I don,t know what to do anymore! I want to be able to help him. I know he works well with me. He can concentrate better, and can get some stuff done faster and easily compared to the class he is in, where they all say the noise is unbeleivable. I want to propose to the school to go there on a daily bases to help him keep up with the work... I doubt they will agree!
What am I supposed to do? S.O.S.!!!