early ADHD testing

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Registered: 03-06-2009
early ADHD testing
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Tue, 04-28-2009 - 2:05pm

My 4 yr old (almost 5) daughter has SPD.

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Thu, 04-30-2009 - 4:05pm

Hi,

I have a 5 year old DS on the sensory scale, although I don't know where he is because I've never had him evaluated, either. :) He is in Kindergarten and what I did was at our first parent/teacher meeting I spoke with his teacher about it. I kept it simple- just told her that I had some feelings/instincts about DS and his needs, and if she would be willing to help me keep an eye on it, and to let me know if she noticed anything unusual in class. She was very supportive and seemed fairly casual about the news- in a good way (from experience I'm hoping). I figured with DS's teacher's support, there's no need to take him for evaluation yet. There's plenty of time for that when/if things come up, but right now he's doing great (other than the regular issues at home about eating and clothing *sigh*). :)

If you're uncomfortable with the medical label, why not just go directly to the teacher? I'm sure they'd even help you figure it out if issues arise in the classroom.

(HUGS) and keep us updated!

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Registered: 11-08-2005
Wed, 05-20-2009 - 9:56am
Our Skye has SPD

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Registered: 03-06-2009
Wed, 05-20-2009 - 7:18pm

Thanks for your reply!

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Registered: 11-08-2005
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 6:02am

Morning .. Ive been told Skyes too young for the dx as well.. But honestly I SEE the ADHD now .. I posted on that board how much I see it because I cant handle it .. He out bursts are out of control and getting worse and shes only going to be 4.. So altho everyone says too young, I dont beleive so .. My peditrician didnt think anything of the fact that at 2 skye wasnt running , he said no big deal she will.. well i MADE him give me a referal to a ped neurologist and thats who dx her dysprixia so she will NEVER run .. So go with your gut there ... they dont have all the answers all the time ..


As for the class room help, I know the dr that diagnosed Skye told us with this dx she will be eliligble for a mobile therapst

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Registered: 03-06-2009
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 1:32pm

Thanks for your input.

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Registered: 11-08-2005
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 8:14pm
I know exactly what you mean .. ! We got our dx from a ped. neurodevelopmental doctor.. and a psychologist confirmed it along with a couple other things ..
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