Jus some background info.
When my son enter Primary 1, I inform the school that my son may have some emotion control problem and maybe we should sent him for some test (private test r expensive while those refer by school will be like 80% subsidized by the govt.) The school assure me that they will monitor him closely. So through his 1st n 2nd year, I was constantly called to school for various mis-conduct and of course I constantly ask if we should sent him for test. But the school feel that he is jus being "NAUGHTY".
By the 3rd year (1st semster) they finally decide to sent my son for relevant test and he was diagnosis as ADD in June 2010.
(I seriously considered to jus go with Private Testing, which my friends all advise against as the subsequent cost would have been very much higher, the follow-up visits etc will be at the private rate.)
The School was duly informed. For the rest of the 3rd year, my son still constantly get into trouble. We did not see any major improvement till the start of this year (his 4th year). The main reason I believe is due to the Special Need Teacher (who start working closely with my son) at the start of this year. The SNT is new, before that they only have a school consellor, which I think was not able to "handle" my son.
I have been in constant contact with my child form teacher and was told he is doing okay. You can imagine the shock when the same teacher out of the blue called to say "your son been caned by the VP".
I really cannot understand why they r unable to give me a call on Friday when the incident happen and I would have been able to talk to my son over the weekend and come to a solution/decision with the school on Monday...
As Roger put it "we are pretty much stuck with what we've got"
My son like the SNT, he look forward to seeing him everyday, so I think the SNT is making good progress with him. In the home ground, we been told to be more patient, loving, firm, stern and consistent but not harsh. It is a matter of "to seize the moment to instill the right idea/view into him when the chance appear". The SNT feel that my son has a very Opinioned view of the world around him and he is acting out accordingly.
I can only say between the session with the doctor, the "bonding" time with the SNT at school and my constant "nagging" at home, my son has mellow a lot in the past 4 months. His "anger" has reduce, he is currently in the "I must right all wrong/unfairness" mood.
I believe someone mentioned that this is going to be a long drawn "battle" and I can only hope/believe that "the rainbow and sun will come out after the rain".