After we receive our son's IEP from his last school and meet with the special education teachers, should I consider homeschooling as a way to help him? I'm a stay-at-home mom and RN and could devote the time. He just currently seems so lost and our goal is to help him succeed as best we can. He seems to have the ability to learn and grasp the information with lots of one-on-one attention. Any suggestions?
If he can already read, but he has poor organizational and study skills, or difficulty retaining what he reads or hears, it's possible that he could benefit from a homeschool environment. But why not give his new school a chance? If his academic needs were not identified and addressed in his previous school, I would recommend asking for a reevaluation to see exactly what his academic levels are now.
Many children who have ADHD also have learning disabilities. School becomes very complicated at your son's age. The content demands increase tremendously and children have to juggle many different subjects and work much more independently. Your son needs the best supports he can get so he can become a more independent, successful learner.
If you need help in working through the system, call Children with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD; www.chadd.org) at 1-800-233-4050. They can help you find a parent advocacy group in your community where you can get some hands-on help. Good luck!