Today I got a phone call from Lil' mans teacher asking me to come to the school, and pick him up, because he was out of control. I need suggestions on what to do, or what to advocate for. The things he does at school, he does not do at home or at daycare. Well at least not on a daily basis.
He is running out of the classroom, hitting, spitting, cussing, picking, etc. Undressing, hiding under tables, peeing himself, shouting out loud, screaming, crying, picking. Just to name a few.
I have requested an IEP meeting. The meeting will take place this Friday. I am going to request that he had a one on one aid full-time, but I know that is no easy thing to accomplish, because it costs the system money.
There is no rhyme or reason to his acting out, it doesn't happen at set times, we cannot pin point a tiger. Out of five school days he will typically have one okay day, two or three so/so days, and one or two totally off the hook days. Am I expecting too much?
Is the classroom too stimulating? What is the alternative? The special ed classroom? He doesn't have learning problems, he has behavior issues.
His teacher are great but they are limited on what they can do. One is pregnant, and the other has knee injury so they cant chase his little behind down. There are 19 other children who deserve attention too.
We go over the classroom rules. He spouts them out like nobodies business, he hears what I am saying.
We've tired sticker charts, taking away privileges, we've tired ignoring his behaviors. Positive reinforcement, and redirection isnt working.
I spoken to him, the hubby has spoken to him. His case worker has had talks with him.
He's on medication, he attends play therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. He has a one on one aid for part of the day. He gets plenty of sleep at night, we watch his diet. At home he gets a lot of one on one time. At daycare its pretty much free play since he isnt there that long.
What are we doing wrong? What can we do different?