- Read this article and was Happy to know that Hyderabad is offering inclusive school . Took my kid for the admission enquiry. They have appointed few Marketing personal who have explained about school and interacted with kid.
From My past experiences with schooling, I thought ,i would be open about my kid's Hyperactivity and told them that i was basically looking for inclusive schools and been through above article and approached them for the same reason.
There is absolutely no problem with the kid except that he has less seating tolerance and has higher energy levels. Initially she told apart from school fees we have to pay 25,000 extra (total 2Laks plus) .After almost spending for 3-4 hours for school tour plus interaction she said the kid is very smart and energetic she will talk with principal and would inform us in half an hour.
We waited for some time, She came and started Saying I am sorry, principal has refused your admission! I was Shocked.
Asked her on what basis she has refused my kids admission, without even seeing/interacting with kid .
We have our Assessment done ,before approaching them( just to rule out the special condition) She didn't even asked for those reports.
I said this is not fair .
The article boasts lot of things and the actual scenario is different. I was very clear from beginning why i approached that school for admission. She started saying "Few Parents have hide the fact that their kids are hyperactive and joined them and teacher is having difficulty handling them. And only one such kid per class is allowed. For the first time i felt "Being Open" to schools is not suggested.
I am one of the parents who was constantly searching internet/parentree about adhd and inclusive schools. Some posts are 6 years old.
I was thinking how those hyperactive kids are doing now? did they complete their studies?
I have approached Sweekar academy for rehabilitation for Assessment only to be directed to the well known doctor who runs private clinic. He has prescribed medicines and literally forced us to use them.it was heart-wrenching to see my happy kid mostly sleeping because of the medication we gave. The medication would numb your kids mind and he will get habituated to that, which can be dangerous. We have stopped that. I must also admit the fact that Sweekar also has very good staff (Dr.Sudhakar) who has spend almost a day assessing my kid.He has literally counselled us that we are over thinking about our kid. Made sure to put him into some activities where he can consume the extra energy he is blessed with .I am truly Thankful to Dr.Sudhakar Garu.. who has given us so much assurance and strength to deal with all the negative thoughts we had.
Finally being Hyperactive is not a crime its a condition. Always Stand by your kid ,Understand his nature and encourage them.
By the way i too get complaints from school and dealing with them better.
I feel most people are scared to talk about this topic. One reason could be "what others would think of my kid?"
What you think of your kid is the most important .
These are just few situations i have faced .There are lot of thongs which i have learned and I continue growing along with my kid.
Thanks for Reading. And appreciate if any parent can share their experiences.