Reply To: Challenges at school with a parent.. Can someone do this?

Home Welcome to the ADDitude Forums For Parents Behavior & Discipline Challenges at school with a parent.. Can someone do this? Reply To: Challenges at school with a parent.. Can someone do this?

#70192
Penny Williams
Keymaster

Unfortunately, all too many people (including school administrators and officers) criminalize behavior that is related to a disability. It’s a very real problem in the US.

I would request that the school do a functional behavior assessment (FBA) and draft a behavior intervention plan (BIP) based on the results. That will help to address these issues and help your son meet expectations at school, but it will also show good faith that you and the school are working to improve the situation and taking measures so he won’t hurt others.

5 School Assessments Your Child May Be Entitled To

Ask the school if they have a social skills group too. Schools often offer this for kids who need more skills training and support in this area. It’s often led by a guidance counselor. It can be extremely helpful if done right.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism