damomaof4 asks:

I have a 12 year old 7th grader who I am wanting to hold her back in her grade. She has been diagnosed with ADHD and Bi-polar.

Should it be wise to hold a child back a grade when they are capable of making the grades needed but refuse to do so? I have had her tested already for any LD problems and they all say she is at or above her grade level.
In Topics: Special needs, ADHD & attention issues
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
Mar 8, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

this is a discussion to have with your schools principal, special educator, and perhaps her psychiatrist.  Form a team to help her and possibly ask them all to meet or conference on the phone to help you make this important decision.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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