Anyone with a child with mood/odd/adhd ?
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|Mon, 01-10-2005 - 10:10pm|
I guess I'm going to introduce myself. I have a 4.5 yeasr old ds who was dx with sid over a year ago and has recently been seeing a child psychologist for a suspected mood disorder. We've been in OT for over a year and he really has come on leaps and bounds, jumpe from a 25 month old's fine motor skill level to 52 months in just a year. However, as we've realized the sid dx was just the pre-curser to some genuine underlying issues. Liam has huge oppositional, defiant issues as well as possible adhd(hyperactivity and distractibility).
We are pulling him out from pre-school as he is having a disturbingly negative experience there and the local school system tested him and said he was fine, (just because he could point out Thomas the Tank Engine in a book and knew his letters. I mean, I never said he was cognitively delayed, but that is all they seem to look for.) I know we will need a 504 plan at least for kindergarden next year, and possibly an IEP, but it is already becoming a huge headache just getting them to listen to us.ie: they don't provide services for "behavior" issues. I personally wouldn't call it behavioral; I would call it neurological, thus he should be allowed services.
Like some of you here, 10 kids in a class is his limit and every pre-school around have an average of 15-20 kids in a class. So I have decided to quit my job and be around for Liam until he can do enough by himself. The irony here is I'm a teacher at a private school, (for those that asked that questions; you will receive one of two responses, great support and acceptance, or a difficult experience and a one way ticket back to public school).
Does anyone else have a dd or ds with adhd/mood disorder symptoms as well as sid? I would love to touch base with anyone else out there like Liam and myself.
Dee (Liam 4.5 sid, md, adhd, Cian 19 months)