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In between drs and oldest is having focusing problems in school

to start with as of oct last year the kids' dr stopped taking our medical. well in sept i made an appointment for our oldest because the teacher said she was having problems with focusing on any school work. the dr was only half listening to what i was saying (this is the same dr who tried to tell me that my youngest didn't need her tonsils out. three weeks later she had them removed)
i just need some helpful advice until i can get them to a real dr. which i have a couple of numbers and am going to try them tomorrow.
sorry it's not much of a question, more of a plea. the teacher and us have been trying to brainstorming trying to figure out how to help her.
please any advice you have will be very much appreciated.

 
noel1978

Asked by noel1978 at 6:52 PM on Feb. 7, 2013 in Kids' Health

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Answers (4)
  • Have you had her eyes checked? # 1 reason kids begin to "lack focus" in school is an indicator they may need glasses. In any case teh local hospital should have a Walk-In clinic available where you can go and have her seen
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 7:20 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • shouldn't school psychologiest help?
    kujus04

    Answer by kujus04 at 8:26 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • she's already got glasses, and she's in the 5th grade. so far the walk-ins aren't taking any new patients.
    noel1978

    Comment by noel1978 (original poster) at 8:40 PM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • Ask your school for possible resources. The school nurse and the school psychologist may become your new best friends.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:36 AM on Feb. 8, 2013