They don't see how the child behaves in a "normal" setting.
Marshall's teacher worries me. I say worries, because he has his IEP review next month and I NEED him to be in Pre-school. Here's what happened.
I decided it was about time I fill this teacher in with his quirky behaviors that we get to see at home. I'm not the only one who has seen him out of control, I might add. My downstairs neighbor has had to suffer through him jumping and screaming and crashing into the door because he's so stinking mad. He is SO much better on Risperdal. So, anyway. I told the teacher about his head butting, and the crazy bad day we had the other day which ended in him putting his face in my neighbor's crotch. Embarrassing? Oh yeah. SO VERY embarrassing!
The teacher had the nerve to say maybe his behaviors at home are a result of the medication. Oh, don't even go there lady! She didn't know him before he started on these meds! Just because he is one of her best students at school DOES NOT MEAN he is an angel at home. This makes me SO MAD!! I let my husband have the notebook and he wrote a letter back to her that was 2 1/2 pages long. He told her that I was worried about him still qualifying for Pre-School. He told her that she hasn't seen the wonderful side effects we've seen since he started Risperdal. He has come a long way but he still has some BIG problems. If she doesn't believe us, then we will have to figure out something else for Marshall. I'm glad he's good at school but don't tell me I'm full of it. I'm so sick of people telling me he's normal. He's not. I WISH he was, but he's just not. Oh, he ate cereal and crackers for a snack so we must be making it up that he has problems eating. Oh, he sleeps through the night quite a bit lately so we must be making that up too. GRRR!