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October 16th, 2012, 10:39 AM
mandy5586 mandy5586 is offline
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To answer your question about what do schools do with the students who's parents choose not to medicate: struggle. Honestly, it's really difficult.

It's difficult dealing with the kids who should be on medication, but are not taking it for whatever reason. We have one student (first kid that pops into my mind on this topic) who's Mom refuses to use medication and he is a severe behavior issue in class. He's disruptive in the cafeteria, the hall ways, the classroom. Mom doesn't want to try medicine either. Nothing else works. It's a constant battle. He gets send to the BAC room a in almost daily.

I don't know if ya'll have a BAC or program like that there, but it's the Behavior room for the students who have ADHD or other conditions that can make them a huge distraction in class. So they meet one-on-one or in group settings with our Behavior guy instead of sending the kids to ISS (where they wouldn't behave anyway). The goal is to KEEP them in the classroom, but not if they are a constant disruption to the other kids.

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