My son will be 7 next month, he is in 1st grade. Didnn't have any trouble in kindergarten last year and not any unusual problems at home.. This year, my son has had many notes sent home about him not listening and disrupting the class. I have had 2 confrences with his teacher about this issue, but we can't come to a solution of what to do with him. He has good grades, but he just doesn't sit still at school and likes to talk to everyone around him after being told not to do so during class time. The teacher mentioned he might have ADHD, but I dont want him on meds. Is there any other solutions to help him at school. I have disciplined him and had talks with him about this, but he still doesn't mind. HELP!!!! I don't know what else to do!!Answer Question
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Answer by frogdawg at 11:47 AM on Feb. 11, 2011
list. Not an explanation as to why. There are MUCH better tools that schools are not qualified to use, unless it is the school psychologist. Even doctors use the Connor's scale - be mindful of that. It can be helpful but not complete. So the first step is having insight into what is going one. Ask for specific concerns and behaviors. Not what she thinks the diagnosis is. Just the behaviors. Then seek a therapist who can do a full psychosocial assessment. Gather old report cards and comments by teachers to bring in. This helps. Even ask old teachers to do an eval, provided by the teachers, from what they can remember of your child. Is there a huge difference? ADHD is a medical condition that really doesn't come out of the blue. On the other hand many times we can over look it and it is there. What is "normal" for us may not be the average. So we sometimes need perspective from professionals.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:52 AM on Feb. 11, 2011
sorry this is long but I know quite a bit about this - I can diagnose. It is tricky. The thing we know about ADHD: if diet "cures" the symptoms - it is not really ADHD. Then it was more likely a food sensitivity. To be sure we can all do better with eating. But less than 5% of people truly say diet completely helps. Exercise, medication, therapy, (and yes) a good diet is best practice for treatment. Medication is not drugging a child. If a child is having difficulty academically, socially, emotionally, and with the family life - then something is going on! Is it ADHD? Well, maybe. A doctor and a therapist can be your best allies in this. Don't rule out ADHD because you don't like the idea of medication. But don't rush to make the conclusion this is it. One small step at a time. First get the professional input. Then decide best course of treatment.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:58 AM on Feb. 11, 2011
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