Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Behavioral issues in school


I have an 7yr old second-grader who is a straight A student since he was in kindergarten. Rencently my son has begin to exhibit defiant behavior only at school. He is very disruptive, speaks out while the teacher is teaching, he bothers others stundents and sometimes he doesn't complete his work. He is also an excellent reader and has blown me away many times by the ypes of words he can read, however he has made his school believe that in the last report card period that he can nolonger read. He is also back talking teachers which confuses me because he is always polite and well mannered at home. I started by stop his leisure t.v.  And instead made him earn it by reding a story and answering questions for 2hrs t.v. Time. I ve recently took his t.v. And laptop and now he goes to bed early every night. I've spanked him I've talked to him I've begged him to tell me what I can do to help or why he has changed but he always says he doesn't know. Recently his grades dropped to all B's and one C I'm worried at the rate he is going he may have D's on his report card. His teachers are concerned because he is very intelligent but they are have a hard time getting him to do work if they aren't sitting right next to him. I'm stumpped on what to do next.

Brenda Thompson,

It sounds like your son needs psychological counseling. You should ask in writing for the school to assess him for special education. The fact that his grades have dropped and his behaviors at school, should qualify him. He obviously needs help.  

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Being an Education Advocate, I am able to answer questions related to educating students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. I represent numerous students with these challenges. Too often schools do not properly serve the needs of these students and I sometimes have to fight to get my clients the special education services they require. Sometimes the schools push for medication rather than looking at the needs of the student. For some of my clients, medications have worked wonders, but for others medication is not the answer. Many times schools want to give parents a 504 Plan rather than qualifying the child for special education. Some of my clients have been well served by 504 Plans, but being qualified for special education services has many advantages. I have answered over a thousand AllExperts' questions in the categories of Special Education, Autism, and Speech.


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I have a degree in Mathematics with minors in psychology and physics from the University of California.

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