Trying to help daughter and son
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|Fri, 05-29-2009 - 2:07pm|
Well I was just dx'ed with ADD. My dd is 8 will be in 3rd grade in the fall. She was dx'ed about 4 months ago with ADD. We tried Ritilan and focalin but both caused headaches. We also found out that she had chronic sinus infection (about 6 months) and had her adnoids removed. Her headaches have gone away. She is having trouble focusing at school and is very unorganized. At home she is unorganized and has a very short temper. (a major drama Queen). Her teacher loves her. She said that she would be great in homeschool b/c she can focus better in quiet. Her class this yr is awful. She has trouble doing classwork and turning it in. Apparently this has been happening all year long but b/c she is a quiet little girl the teacher has let her slide. She can do the work.. when tested she is slightly above grad level. But next yr the work will be harder I'm not sure how to help her. I have lots of trouble with orginazation and creating structure. I have just started taking meds. I'm thinking of trying her on meds again and trying to get them worked out over the summer.
Andrew is 5yr old. He will be starting K this fall. He has sensory issues and goes to OT once a week. He also has ADHD. He is off the wall impulsive and needs stucture for disipline and routine. Which I am very bad at. He is seeing a psych and doen't want to medicate b/c of age. I would like to just try behavior management.
Any tips that can make our household run easy.. How to get them to do chore? What should I expect from them I know I cannot compare them to other peers or should I expcet that from them?