My 7 year old DS has been having major behavior issues this year in 2nd grade. He had no issues in school in K or 1st grade but has had repeated issues this year with the teachers aide in his class, leaving the classroom, screaming, etc. It all came to a head before Christmas when he got suspended for 4 days for kicking the teachers aide, leaving the school building, and knocking over a trash can. He was mocked by a substitute teacher, who made fun of his voice in front of the other children (she admitted to this after the fact and is no longer welcome at the school) and had a complete meltdown, left the classroom and was chased by the teachers aide. His suspension was overturned due to the circumstances. After this happened we had independent psycho-educational testing done and he was diagnosed with ODD. His IQ is 120 and he generally gets straight A's in school. He is reading two years above grade level and is off the charts with his math scores. He does have issues with fine motor skills and scored below grade level for writing. The therapist who tested him said that she thinks he might have a writing disability that may develop as he gets older and the work is more difficult. The report from his testing also had several recommendations related to writing. He tends to get really frustrated when he has to write assignments which leads to him having a short fuse and behavior issues. He's currently in Occupational Therapist (OT) weekly, and sees a therapist once every 2 weeks. He also has some sensory issues related to loud noises. Since the incident he switched classrooms and hasn't had any behavioral issues (1.5 months). We are in the process of a 504 plan and have the initial meeting next month. I'm wondering if I should be pushing for an IEP. I'm worried that in the future he might have another bad classroom fit and exhibit bad behavior again and I want to make sure the writing issue is addressed. He is also having neuropsychologist testing done next month as well which may help pinpoint the exact issues.