Hi everyone. I'm Sarah. Tonight I went to my 6 year old sons Parent/Teacher conference. NOT good. :( He learned NOTHING in Kindergarten well they put him in the IEP program in K hoping to figure it out and help him. He is now in 1st and still, literally NOTHING!!! He doesn't know his numbers past 10 (by sight, he can count up to almost 100) and I think he knows MAYBE 7 of the alphabet (again by sight, he can say them perfectly). One day they can test him on something, he will know it and then if they re-test him a couple of hours later on the same thing, hes lost it and doesn't know it any more. He shows no signs of ADD or ADHD at all. He has no issues what so ever, except in learning. Hes fine socially, hes a very calm/mellow/relaxed child, but just can't seem to focus/absorb what is being taught to him. This is very scary for all of his teachers and ESPECIALLY ME!! I am scared to death, especially since because he is in this IEP program that will NOT hold him back. Meaning he is going to be pushed forward to 2nd grade and still not even at a K level. My fear is that as it gets harder he is going to get more frustrated and then give up one day :(. Well one of the teachers said something about "Silent ADD/ADHD" tonight. Supposedly she had a little girl a few years ago that was exactly like my son, didn't learn a drop of anything and then finally her mom took her to the Dr., they diagnosed her with "Silent ADD/ADHA" put her on meds and then she was a totally different child and started learning everything, and quickly.
So my questions are, 1 has any one every heard of this "silent ADD ADHD"? If so how did the child behave before diagnosed? and 2 do any of you use herbal meds over Dr. proscribed? If so what? I am very interested because I would love to get some and try them out and just see if we see a difference in him.
Any help is greatly appreciated. :)
~Sarah, a sad/scared/lost Mommy to a very special little boy that I don't want to see get lost in this mess.
Edited 2/3/2010 9:23 pm ET by princess12382
Edited 2/3/2010 9:25 pm ET by princess12382