Needs some Help!!

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Registered: 11-14-2002
Needs some Help!!
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Thu, 02-11-2010 - 9:04am

hello everyone..

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 9:14am

Hi, welcome back!


I do not know of anything you can give her, although the right med, at the right dose usually helps a little. Organizational skills are learned, and sometimes therapy helps. It's not memory loss, so much as one of the things is caused by ADHD, some kids cannot follow a 3-4 step instruction.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 11-14-2002
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 9:19am
ya she has a IEP.. but the teachers at this school are like "she should know better, she is old enough to do things on her own"" You know making them more ""independent""

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 9:35am
YOu need to have it written into her IEP that she needs help with organizational skills, and instructions should be given in steps. The teachers have to follow it, they don't have a choice.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 11-14-2002
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 9:44am

hmm.. i will have to do that!! seriously the teachers act like ""OMG. she really should know better"" BLAH BLAH BLAH....

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 11:20am

Teachers can be idiots sometimes, I know!

OK, what really helped mine in 5th grade was having a laminated list at his desk of what he was supposed to do when he got in (turn in homework, put away lunch, get out whatever it was) and then one for when it was time to go (copy homework off board, if you have X homework, you need Y book, etc.). His teachers, being wonderful that year, put the thing together. I can't see any reason you couldn't work with his to do the same. For the first few weeks (and if there were problems after that) the teacher would check that he got the right homework down.

It was really critical because when he hit middle school in 6th, that was again an issue, but SO much less because he'd gotten the habit in 5th. And in 6th there were millions of teachers, who wrote the homework down differently/at different times during the class, etc.

Organizational skills are a nightmare for ADHD kids. But they CAN learn--they'll never develop them on their own like all the other kids, though! Lists rule my son's world ;}. Anyhow, point out very bluntly that this is part of your child's ADHD!

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Megan
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Registered: 10-31-2006
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 4:47pm

I was going to suggest the checklists!

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