Our expert says:
As you may know I have long complained of the cheek of teachers who improperly diagnose ADHD or similar problems ( for which they don't have the faintest ability or qualifications ) recommend medications ( ditto ) and refer to OT ( ditto, and always unhelpful ). They can be useful in recognizing problems in a child and suggesting referral to an appropriate healthcare professional for a proper assessment and diagnosis and treatment. And they ought all to know what ADHD and similar childhood psych problems are and what they AS TEACHERS can do to understand and help such kids.
Teachers who are bullies and like humiliating children ought to be recognized as child abusers, and treated as such.
The episode you describe is indeed child abuse, and should lead to formal complaints to the appropriate authorities.
Speak to the head and insist that the teacher be disciplined for crude cruelty to children, affront to you as a child, and inability to deal with a simple and common childhood ailment. And that your child be offered a different teacer to this awful one. From your further comment, the deputy head is probably already aware of this awful teacher, but unwilling to deal with her ( or unsure of how to do so ).
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