My son has ADHD and Developmental Delay. Is this a generic term because there are some specific problems he has that I think need to be addressed. He is 7 almost 8 and I am very confused. I am taking him to a therapist but to be honest I don't know who I need to be taking him to! I am not getting much help from the school and even though I have talked to his teacher it doesn't seem to be getting through that there is a major problem! Help!Answer Question
Basically, it means that your child is not progressing cognitively, physically, emotionally, or socially than the average child. Here is a great site for you to get some more info:
Answer by mdrgator10 at 11:54 AM on Sep. 16, 2011
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 12:03 PM on Sep. 16, 2011
My advice is call your pediatrician and ask for a referal to a pediatric developmental specialist. When you are dealing with the school system they sometimes require that children be delayed to a fairly significant degree before they can place them in any special programs. My son would not qualify for speech services through the public school system, but he was behind and did need some help. Going through our doctor worked pretty well for us. My son has a prescription for speech therapy, and our insurance does cover some of the cost. The Pediatric Developmental Specialist we use for our daughter is not a provider for our insurance company, so that is entirely out-of-pocket.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 12:27 PM on Sep. 16, 2011
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