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What to do about school labeling my child as having attention issues?

"My daughter is 6 1/2 and is a hands on learner. She likes to take little notes and drawings of what she is learning and feel with her hand. She needs to touch in order to learn, but struggles at school when they require her to sit down. It's been such a frustrating issue because they are labeling her as a child with attention issues but she has learn to read and has no trouble in the academic, so I am considering seriously homeschooling."

Asked by Sara after reading the article, "What It Means to Be a Kinesthetic Learner": http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Ed_Ke...
In Topics: Learning styles and differences, My Relationship with my child's school
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi Sara,

Have you talked with your daughter's pediatrician about this issue? I would get her doctor's perspective on the matter, and consider including that expert advice and information in your discussion with her teacher and/or principal (as relevant, and if you feel comfortable sharing).

There is also information in this ADHD Diagnosis information center that could be helpful to you, including the articles, "The Mislabeled Child" and "Just Active or ADHD?": http://www.education.com/topic/adhd-diagnosis/    

If you decide to continue with public school, here are some resources to support you in working with your daughter's teacher and/or principal to improve the situation in the classroom: http://www.education.com/topic/parent-teacher-relationship/

And if you decide to homeschool instead, here are resources to support you in that endeavor: http://www.education.com/topic/homeschool-overview/

I'm also including additional resources below for this stage of your child's development and education.

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