Are you guys working with a Child Psychiatrist? Often times medication for ADD, make OCD behaviors worse - it happened to my daughter.
I understand your frustration!! OCD is based on anxiety, so if your son doesn't qualify for an IEP, he definitely should for a 504 plan. Have you looked into a 504, in case an IEP doesn't happen? There's a lot to learn.....sigh - it can all be SO much work for us parents!
There is going to be a lot of information you need to learn about - - good stuff though, good info to help your daughter.
Its great the school is on top of starting the testing process. Here is a link that explains a lot of the process, how long it will take etc.... http://nichcy.org/schoolage It is all mandated by "Special Education", but it is up to you to make sure the school puts proper supports in place to help your daughter succeed.
If your daughter does have a learning disability, she will not necessarily be placed in Special Ed, but she will have the option if deemed necessary. There is a lot the "typical" classroom teacher can do to support her, and the school district may be responsible for extra supports.
Well, it sounds like since most of these behaviors are at the Daycare - - maybe it would be time to think about transitioning her to another one, or asking the current one to really step up and do more structured activities with the children so your daughter will be more occupied and have less time to interact with the boys.
Hopefully the Daycare will want to put in the effort to help re-direct your daughter when she starts to behave that way with the boys.
Another thought could be to have her spend less time at the Facility too. Arrange your work schedule so she can come home after school instead of going straight to Daycare. They're only young once and the more time you can spend with them the better.
When a child does something "out of the blue" such as this, I would take it as a red flag. There could be an emotional reason behind your son's behavior, and with him being so young, I doubt he can communicate that to you.
Divorce, visiting another parents home, different environment is very difficult on most young ones.
I would suggest finding a really good Child Psychologist to see your son. I don't believe punishment is the way to fix this problem, that will most likely make your son more distraught and cause other issues.
This is really tough, and I'm so sorry you are finding answers so difficult to come by.
I just have another thought here......do you think, maybe these stomach aches are due to your son being stressed or anxious?
I ask because when physical causes are ruled out, often times they can be caused my mental angst. Not to say the pain isn't real for your son.......I'm sure it is - - but its just not caused physically, but mentally.
If the Dr.s continue to rule out anything medical - I would highly suggest finding a good Child Psychologist (preferabley Male), to see your son and explore what's going on.
If it is indeed mental, your son doesn't recognize it, and if someone flat out asks him if he's "stressed" , he'd be like "what?? No, I'm not", because children can't make that type of a connection at their young age - heck, even some adults can't make the connection between mental health challenges and physical pain.
- Just another perspective.....I hope your son feels better soon. Take care, -KathleenView Thread