Q: With doctor's notes my son's(spec. ed.) HS won't continue his home instruction. PTSD dx due to drug overdose at school
I am submitting another note today. Michael sees a child psychologist weekly. School wants our son to see psychriatrist, and we don't want this. Please advise. Thank you.
A: Hard to answer without knowing your son's diagnosis. Cuggest you contact the Education Law Center in Philadelphia --they would at least know a similar organization in NJ and could perhaps give you an outline of what the Department Of Education regs require. If you haven't explored why they want your son to see a psychiatrist you may want to find out in more detail--there may be a way of accomodating their needs.
As to PTSD, you may want to consider asking his psychologist if they do EMDR therapy, which is remarkably good for PtSd>
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