Does anyone out there have thrie child with Tourettes in a non-traditional learning environment? My son is one of two students in his class of 19 who works with a reading specialist. I don't think he has any reading issues. I think his problem is he can't sit still and he is starting to lose his focus easily. He is only in first grade and he started school with such a gung ho positive attitude. He is a bright kid and had such a love for learning, but he now cries whenever he has to do his reading or writing homework and it is becoming so much more of a sad struggle. I don't want him to hate learning. He also is less tolerant at play and can be brought to tears pretty quickly if things don't go his way. I can't figure out if this lack of tolerance is from the tourettes or from the pressure he is feeling about school. He's mentioned to me, more often lately, that he is stupid and it breaks my heart. I have two questions for the group, does anyone know if the easily brought to tears moods are part of tourettes? And is anyone's child in a different school environment such as a Montesouri school where there is little to no lectures and the kids learn more so by doing? What has worked for parents? I don't want my son to feel so lost and to feel so badly about himself.
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