I am looking for some advice on my 4 yr. old son. At 19 months old he was referred to physical therapy for toe walking. She discovered that he was walking on his toes because of tactile problems. an OT evaluated him and he was diagnosed with SID. He has spent over a year in braces that covered his feet to just below his knee caps. He was non verbal until he was over two so he had speech therapy as well for a year.Last spring he was diagnosed PDD-NOS by his neurologist. He started school on 9/1/09 and for the 1st month there were little to no behavior problems.For the last two weeks he has been uncontrollable. I have requested an IEP but was told that an 8-week RTI period must be completed to document any problems and what has been tried before a referral for an IEP can be done. I see the frustration in the teacher and the assistant with my son and he is stating that he doesnt wasnt to go to school. I observed him today without his knowledge and viewed him isolating himself from the other children during free play and song/movement time. Not once in that 35 period was my son directed or encouraged to join the group. there was a time that he worked one on one with the teacher. He was engaged although not able to answer questions correctly. The teacher is taking pictures of his inappropriate behavior as documentation for the RTI. I have given the teacher some info on SID but I can tell that their atitude is that my son is just undisciplined. My question is "What to do when the principal advices me to "spank" my child to shock him into acceptable behavior and respect for the teachers? The school couselor and teacher did not voice an objection to that statement. We live in Georgia.Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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