- Apr 16, 2013
- At home, when I am not at work.
- Basic Beliefs
- On my journey :D
I like the term ‘therapeutic school’. We have behaviour units here, where they go part Time to work on behaviour, and attend mainstream school as well. its difficult to get into. And then there is one which is full time and focuses on trades and hands on learning.Had a doozy today with my daughter at school. She is effectively one incident from likely being kicked out of school. I'm strongly considering making that push now, so as to keep her record clean-ish.
Her impulsivity has adapted in a very very bad way. It is random and unacceptable. We had seen her doctor, and got a change to her prescription, but medication shortfalls have fucked us quite a bit here. The big problem with remote learning are roughly infinifold, including either I have to work from home permanently or my wife has to quit her job, which she certainly doesn't want to do. And I can't commit to being at home all the time, though maybe I can work something out with the bosses. But still, out of office efforts aren't uncommon.
She is one of the smartest kids in that school, and the most impulsive kid in that school, and possibly most likely to get into legal trouble. The impulsivity is maddening because there is no control without medication. And she is on medication, and the control is still loose.
What pisses me off, is that while the admin at the school have moved mountains to help accommodate her, he damn teachers have been kind of useless in letting us know what was going on. Had we'd known about a couple things, we'd have had her into the doctor earlier.
Is the district thinking about out of district therapeutic schools? I don't understand why remote learning is the only option.
Two of my three kids ended up in therapeutic schools. Unfortunately though, the academic rigor was lacking. But they are usually equipped to deal with behavioral issues. And there is a very wide range in quality between different therapeutic schools both in terms of academics and how they deal with behavioral issues.