My 5yo DD is a very active child. She has poor listening skills, struggles to stay on task, and is immature acting for her age. I brought up to her pediatrician at her 5yo check-up (February) that I was a little concerned about ADHD. He recommended waiting until she was 6 saying she could grow out of it. Fine.
She gets speech therapy through her pre-school class so she has an IEP. At the last meeting, it was brought up by the therapist and school psychologist that I should talk to her pediatrician about ADHD testing, I said I already had and he said wait, they said I should try again. Fine.
So I talked to him again yesterday and he said how teachers will sometimes want the more active children (the "disruptive ones," I assume) medicated to calm them, so they push ADHD. However, standing there watching her in the exam room, he couldn't deny that there is "something" there with DD, so he said that we could set her up with some counseling over the summer. Fine.
I know I should have asked, but I didn't think about it until I left the office...what does he mean "counseling?" Anyone been through something like this with their kids?
Answer by Namaste17 at 11:08 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
It's probably to observe her to see if she should be dx'd whit ADHD... here is a link with some info. Dig around here and you might find more info that will help you!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:38 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
but be aware diet only works in approx 6% of the population, so you may need a back up plan (speaking from experience)
Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by frogdawg at 12:57 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by frogdawg at 1:05 PM on May. 1, 2011
I would look into the Feingold Diet(google it). Many find they can treat adhd through diet instead of drugs. She is probably a Kinesthetic learner, she learns with her body.
Answer by Lynette at 10:40 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
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