We have been told my gson has Aspergers Syndrome, ADHD, and asthma. He is having a hard time socially at school. My daughter and I believe he would benefit from homeschooling for a year or two. He is getting ready to start first grade.
I have a hard time distinguishing what is the Aspergers, and what is a 6 year old little boy.
I need to find all the information I can to help him grow up healthy, happy, and able to function on his own.
I would also like your opinion on medication for children with ADHD. I have tried so hard not to let anyone give him medicine for this, but maybe I'm wrong. He may be happier on meds.
I need answers.
Asked by Butterflybaby2 at 11:23 PM on Apr. 1, 2010 inLevel 1 (0 Credits)
Answer by Tf1990 at 11:29 PM on Apr. 1, 2010
You need to change his diet before trying any medications. He's too young to be a guinea pig for harmful medications. My son has AS and is almost 6. He is not on medication.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 12:10 AM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 1:23 AM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 1:35 AM on Apr. 2, 2010
Kids with Aspergers are often be great students and thrive in the school setting. Homeschooling may hinder his social development. Kids on the spectrum, just like any kid, relate to adults and their peers differently when parents aren't around. I have an Autistic student this year (mainstreamed) who is doing great. His mom came to our class party and he shut down completely. I hadn't seen him like that since the first week of school. He does much better when he has time away from her because he is basically forced to interact with other people. It's helping him learn that he can cope with his anxiety.
I agree that medication at this age is something to try and avoid. Checking into to dietary changes is a great idea.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 9:44 PM on Apr. 4, 2010
Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:20 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
Answer by AmaliaD at 7:24 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
Answer by sstepph at 11:42 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
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