I asked you what you'd like special-educators to know, and the latest contribution to the Readers Respond page speaks up for parents who don't want to have their child's medication prescribed by school personnel. Writes BethMom:
We have to move on from this: We agree that with the proper supports our sweet boy will succeed, but I don't like being bullied into your line of thought. We are his parents, and we get the final say. So, no, we don't want to medicate our child. And, yes, we did speak with his pediatrician, and several other health professionals, most of whom believe his diagnosis doesn't fit, therefore don't want to prescribe meds, and suggest that we try behavior therapy first. I am sorry that you find this frustrating, but I am getting a second opinion on his diagnosis, so please be patient. Yes, we will back you up when you need it, just ask. And yes, you can call us any time.
What do you wish your child's teachers knew? What do you wish you could make them understand? Share your messages of hope and frustration on the Readers Respond page.
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