Newly diagionsed ..and clueless

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Newly diagionsed ..and clueless
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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 11:24am

Hello Im Noel.. Been spending alot of time on the Autiusm boards , developmental delay and Sensory boards... Recently found out that our granddaughter we have full custody of

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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 12:13pm

Hi, and welcome!


ADHD has several types( it is

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

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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 1:19pm

A great site when starting out is for ADDitude magazine, a magazine devoted to families dealing with ADHD. It's link is www.additudemag.com The website is quite useful, but I also think the magazine is wonderful and worth the subscription (it's easy to read and full of relevant information).

Our son sees a psychiatrist for medications and a behavioral therapist as needed for advice on managing his behavior (the appts. are more for us than for him, since he's only six). Medications alone won't "fix" everything; you really do need to know the unique strategies for managing the difficult behavior and regular parenting books just don't apply.

Best of luck to you! This board is a great resource, so don't hesitate to ask any questions.

Michelle

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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 6:27pm
Thanks for your relpies .. I really dont know what form of ADHD she has .. we took her to be tested for anything , mainly autism and all he really told us is all he saw was ADHD in her and to see a psycharist or behavioral therpist to handle her out bursts .. Im just very confused by this diagnosis .. I will not medicate her

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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 6:40pm

Hello I wanted to respond to your reply as well .. The problems shes having , to us, was more on the autism scale

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Thu, 04-23-2009 - 7:50pm

Hi, she sounds very young, possibly too young for a diagnosis.


I would ask for a referral to a Neuropsychologist, ot make sure of what you are dealing with. Testing will be done, and then you will know for sure.


Meds are not the be all end all,

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

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Fri, 04-24-2009 - 6:16am
She is almost 4 but with all of her delays her OT said not quite where she should be for her age ... but shes a super super smart kid even tho she has her problems.. she was also dx with ODD which i dont even acknowledge beacause i think that is insane to

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Fri, 04-24-2009 - 10:33am

Sounds to me like you're still in alphabet soup (which letters apply).

OK, WHO did the eval? Because, um, the whole "too social to be autistic" thing is something I've seem 'em railing about on the PDD-NOS/Aspergers board. Sure, there's some truth, but! Yes, ADHD kids can have social issues (mine!), Aspergers ones are generally stronger than ADHDer ones (of course, you can have both diagnoses, too). If the same guy gave you ODD on a speech-deprived 3 year old, I'd be questioning the other diagnoses & heading for a 2nd opinion.

You're saying OT & ST--great!--are those via the school system? Or private? Does she have an IEP? Can you get her social skills evaluated? They eval'd my ADHD'ers at age 4 because the preschool teachers were waving red flags. They then worked on them in a motor planning class he did once a week & it really did help alot. They also gave great suggestions to the preschool teachers.

Megan
Megan
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Mon, 04-27-2009 - 7:31pm

Hi,


I have 4 boys 2 of which are "neurotypical", an 11 yr old with ADHD and a 14 yr old with Pervasive Developmental Disorder. My oldest was diagnosed with what the psychiatrist called a "baseline' diagnosis at age 3

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Tue, 04-28-2009 - 11:31am

Thanks for the replys.. I have taken Skye to a ped. Neurologist.. she said No to atypical autism .. and said she at 3 had ODD.. i disagreed.. and dysprixia .. i agreed ..

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