assessment and add.(7 Posts)
Hi everyone, I need some advice. My DD is nearly 8 since she was 3 we have struggled with her behaviour, firstly at nursery then later at school. Usually at the start of each half term her behaviour is awful, disruptive, chatting, not being able to sit still. this year by day two she had her pencil case taken off her and had a play time detention. The teacher was optimistic it was just the new year and to bear with.
6 weeks on we have been called in most days, she misses massive amounts of school teaching because she is stood out the class room, she says she hate school and wants to know why she is different to everyone else. This is the same pattern as every other year.
They are talking about putting her on a formal report now, I am thinking there is something more going on and have made an appointment at he gp.
In year one school put me on a positive parenting course which was good- but made no difference to her behaviour, she also had grommets in and tonsils out because he go thought that this was the cause.
At home she is fab, she is loud and talkative she sings all the time and usually does as she is asked, however every once in a while she has these massive tantrums which end up with me sitting on the floor restraining her in a bear hug manner until she calms down.
I don't really no what to say at the doctors on Thursday, I contacted the school nurse. But she said the service is currently being privatised and they can't help until mid November
Any idea on what we do now?
Why does she say she 'hates school'? What is her academic performance like? What other activities DOES she like at school? And what makes her think she is 'different'?
Maybe if she tried really hard, she could control some of her behaviour. (I agree if it is a REAL medical condition causing the behaviour, then maybe she can't do anything about it, but it doesn't sound like she is out of control most of the time.)
She doesn't like it because she can't sit still like other children- this is what she tells me. She shouts out but doesn't mean to, her academic performance is quite good, but we put a lot of effort in at home 1-1. She enjoys the physical side of school, pe, swimming, playtime. But not the sitting unless there is someone who can sit next to her and literally talk to her about what she is doing and keep her engaged
If you mean she has hyperactive symptoms, I'd ask for the doctor to refer you to a Paed / Psychatirst to see if they'll diagnose anything? And ask the GP how long diagnosis usually takes.
Plus talk to the school and see if there's any help they can give or anything you can do to stop this going on her record?
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