LostSurprise Posted December 1, 2011 Share Posted December 1, 2011 I'm not exactly sure of how to ask this, so I'll just just toss a bit out there and hope that someone's been here. I have a 7 year old with severe epilepsy and a special diet. He was in public Kindergarten last year and I didn't feel he learned anything. He resisted going *every day*, wandered around, and refused to do work most days. With things being as they are I felt it would be better to homeschool him this year. This year things have become more complicated with his diet. I'm literally feeding him every bite of food, ever ounce of water. Things like dressing, batheing, wiping bottom, and brushing teeth are long, extended affairs of cajoling, pushing, and outright forcing sometimes. Oh, and now I should teach him something too. Has anyone dealt with Oppositional (ODD or otherwise) behavior? How do you get through a reading lesson? What standards do you hold up when you 're barely keeping it together without the lessons? Before all of this he was a very bright child, and even now (after 3 years of constant seizures) he can be very personable and is able to do the Kindergarten reading, simple phonics, and math work I have for him. But he won't, and I'm tired. Thoughts? Neurologist isn't much help. She tsks but considers the elimination of the seizures as the first thing. Neurospsych couldn't get much out of him when he was tested 1.5 years ago. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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