bennyrayner asks:

my son is in special education, he says he doesn't belong there, he says he will never make friends in mainstream, never have a girl friend, help!

my son has become very depressed about being in special ed. he desperatley wants to be treated normal. he says he would rather be home schooled so that no one knows he is in special ed. i don't want that! apparently he is intellectually impaired, i don't think i believe that either, i just think he is very very shy. should i take him out and have structured tutoring put in place

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In Topics: School and Academics, Learning issues and special needs
> 60 days ago



Aug 3, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

First, your son is depressed about being identified as special needs. Speak to his doctor about what medications or therapy would be helpful.

You can request a meeting to review his progress and how he can transition to mainstream classes. Talk to the school counselor and ask for some ideas on how he can make friends (clubs, sports).

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