hi!! Yup, it's me yet again, i'm eating up the boards again. I"m sorry Just think when i'm working how much all of you will miss my endless banter So, my little person today shared with me after a pretty bad anxiety attack. The teacher, many of you will remember her as Ms. Herbal (just give her some roots she'll be all good! lol) well she's putting the screws to difficult child a bit now regarding various things. I've seen a heightened sense of anxiety and manic behaviors, we've increaesed medication a bit, etc. I thought ok it's holiday time you know the drill "thought to self". Well, it winds up this teacher is a great teacher, yet there is one flaw here she seems to think that she can solve all, her confidence i'm sure has served her well, yet one cant' get too cocky when handling a difficult child. When difficult child is late, and imentioned this in my other post she is making derogatory comments to difficult child for being even 15 minutes late (totally throwing her off) alot of this is due to the medication increase, she's finding it difficult to wake. Than also with certain assignments. She purposely embarrassed difficult child yesterday infront of a friend regarding a an assignemnt that is owed to the teacher (an artwork thing), we know of it, yet last night it took difficult child 2 hours to complete minimal hw. She said well your friend managed to do it, why can't you do it. Than has from what difficult child says been quite abrupt with her when difficult child displays any type of anxiety at all. Instead of using calming techniques or saying it's ok difficult child go to the nurse. She has instilled upon her going to the nurse is bad, needing to is bad, get control now!!! by the way i saw it first hand one day i went to help out. a girl had a major anxiety attack, she actually disconnected. the teacher grabbed the girl by either shoulder and said you can handle this, get control now and kept repeating student's name. Umm i was appauled. i'm kinda thinking one shouldn't be doing that, yet i'm not a teacher........?? So, a few other things as well. I'm now learning that heightened behaviors with difficult child are also due to the teacher or so it seems. The teacher has stated on more than one occassion she believes her teaching is what is brought difficult child to a managable level. ok, this isn't about whose the best here?? LOL. i just let it go. Yet now she seems to think ok she's managable let me push now. So, i've decided tmrw at the mtg. i will now finally disclose all of difficult child's previous diagnosis. i will not allow them to put in the folder but i'm going to share. This way maybe just maybe she'll get it. Than i'm going to list all of the things that i would like done to assist difficult child, things i would rather teacher not do with difficult child, etc. and when iep mtg. hits it'l all be set in stone. yet we have a while to go with this teacher and i'm certainly not going to allow her now to do as she pleases to this extent with a child with whom was in crisis mode only 9 mos. ago and we thought we'd have to hospitalize it was so bad. so, do you guys agree with this thought process???? thanks my friends.