My son is 10. After much research, and full evals from a cardiologist, psychologist, and OT, we have tried several types and doses of medicines(stimulants)I feel his focus is definitely improved, but he continues to have poor penmanship, moderate impulsivity at times because he can't slow down, and difficulty developing friendships. I feel like I am not tapping into something that might make some positive changes.He is at a very small school where they work on social skills, and give him more attention which is very helpful. I still feel like something is missing? Any ideas or feedback?Answer Question
Answer by BJoan at 11:00 AM on Feb. 14, 2009
Is the penmanship issue related to the adhd? Sometimes when kids have a learning disability all issues get blamed on the one disability. If it is unrelated then I have two suggestions get him on the computer and get him typing as much homework or schoolwork as possible. My dd who is in 8th. grade is on a 504 plan for school, due to penmanship problems. She carries a lap top and does her work on it. At home she uses the big computer to print and to do anyother work. The other suggestion is handwriting without tears. It is a program that "retrains" the brain to write properly.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Feb. 14, 2009
Answer by tmd148 at 7:16 PM on Feb. 16, 2009