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My question is which came first – the issue or the fact that their intervention plan was to let him just get away with it all the time by throwing a fit so he can do exactly as he pleases.
Also IMO there is no reason for this kid to be in regular school as he did not participate in a single thing the other kids did. Why mainstream the mainstreamable? He needs to be in a special school IMO. Why do we pay as taxpayers for him to have a special babysitter in addition to the teacher to follow him around so he doesn’t piss himself and hurt himself or another kid all day at 12 dollars an hour.
Anyway, perhaps ODD is real in this case – I don’t know why a kid of 4 years old would not comply with any directive at all other than he can and people indulge it. That or he is really messed up chemically somehow.
I don’t envy the parents. Who were all of 20 and 21 respectively – so that means they were all of 16/17 when he was born. Sad situation...
Originally posted by OldSchoolMom
I can only speak for our circumstance. I will never know for sure what caused him to start banging his head, and self harm but, these problems started after he got his DTP at 6 month old. We took him back to the doctor but, he referred us to a neurologist. That doctor wanted us to wait til he was older because he said the tests were invasive. I was 21 yrs old and I certainly trusted his recommendation. We were out there at Cherry Point, N.C.