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amother




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Post Mon, Sep 05 2022, 5:45 pm
Is there such a thing? I want a school that will tolerate my son off medication.
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amother




Babyblue
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 8:16 am
Maybe mekor hachinuch
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Chayalle




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 9:04 am
How old is your son?

I know someone who was in Mekor Hachinuch, and on days when he had behavioral challenges, they sent him home.

In general, this is what I've heard from parents of kids with ADHD and other behaviorally challenged kids. I guess it depends how much, but I don't think the schools handle the kids off meds well. Unless maybe kid has a shadow....otherwise it's too much for the Rebbe/staff.
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amother




Offwhite
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 9:07 am
Mekor Hachinuch is super strict about kids taking their medication. So I wouldn’t look down that route if you want someone to tolerate your child off meds.
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amother




Skyblue
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 9:12 am
amother OP wrote:
Is there such a thing? I want a school that will tolerate my son off medication.


It will depend a lot of what the off meds issues are. Disruptive or just spacey?
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amother




DarkCyan
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 9:24 am
Mekor hachinuch does not use special methods or curriculum. They just have smaller classes. There is the assumption that they are more tolerant since they take children with learning challenges. But it isn't the case. They are strict. They use old fashioned methods of discipline, but they learn at a slower pace. I would not recommend for children with adhd. The best you can do is find an easygoing newer school.
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amother




Freesia
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 9:26 am
AFAIK that doesn't exist. Maybe homeschool?

DD has ADHD and her school works very well with me but that's because they know I am fully on board with medication.
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amother




Butterscotch
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 9:26 am
amother DarkCyan wrote:
Mekor hachinuch does not use special methods or curriculum. They just have smaller classes. There is the assumption that they are more tolerant since they take children with learning challenges. But it isn't the case. They are strict. They use old fashioned methods of discipline, but they learn at a slower pace. I would not recommend for children with adhd. The best you can do is find an easygoing newer school.


I have a nephew who was in mekor hachinuch. They tried to micromanage his meds, tell his parents what to tell the psychiatrist so he should get the meds they thought he needed.
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amother




Viola
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 9:58 am
Would he have a shadow working with him? That’s really the kicker for whether or not a school can handle a child with more needs.
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amother




Chambray
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 10:01 am
amother Butterscotch wrote:
I have a nephew who was in mekor hachinuch. They tried to micromanage his meds, tell his parents what to tell the psychiatrist so he should get the meds they thought he needed.



Same. Would not recommend the program under any circumstances.
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amother




DarkCyan
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 11:18 am
amother Chambray wrote:
Same. Would not recommend the program under any circumstances.

Yeah that's what I really meant in kinder words. Definitely a psa
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mha3484




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Sep 06 2022, 11:23 am
My son with ADHD is older (turning 12 in the winter) I strongly strongly do not recommend a shadow at this age. It is beyond mortifying for them and I also think they really don't help the kid it just makes the school feel better. My son had a classmate in 3rd grade so 8-9 years old with a shadow and the boy found it extremely embarrassing. All the more so at age 10. Its not the solution.
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