IEPs, 504s... help? Sweeby? SeekingAdvice?
For the past year+, I have been reading the Special Needs thread. DS went through psych testing at age 6 for suspected ADHD... basically lots of daydreaming, lots of boredom at school, but very little of the signs at home.
The testing was inconclusive, showed some off the chart high scores on some things, and really weird processing speed issues on other tests... But on top of everything, we really felt he was not in the right school environment.
Fast forward one year, he is now finishing 2nd grade in a math/science magnet. His grades are at the highest level (4s) in everything except writing. His teacher wants him to be tested for gifted. But also, she is quite sure that DS needs to have a 504 plan in place because he really tunes out at times at school, doesn't produce the quantity of work in the classroom, needs to walk around to think, etc. (i.e. he does really well at homework if he's standing up while he does it).
Any tips and suggestions to how I proceed with this, I'd really appreciate. Today, I'm meeting with his teacher. As a start, I told her I'd provide her a copy of the psychologist's summary and recommendations from 18 months ago, as it has some concrete suggestions about how to help him in the classroom.
Thanks in advance,