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Taking my special needs son out more

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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My son is 6yrs old and throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way. This makes me nervous when him and I go out somewhere. When my husband goes anywhere with us he's more calm but with me it's like I'm a pushover who doesn't want him upset. My son is going through the diagnosing stage, but the doctors are saying he's showing all signs of severe ADHD. He's classified in his special needs school right now as having an intellectual disability. Sorry for writing so much, just wanted to give you ladies a little background on him.

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ZakkarysMom
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 9:29 AM
If I dont get out I go stir crazy! I have to deal with some serious meltdowns though. :(
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AMDS0304
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I deal with melt downs too. My twins are ADHD and ODD they also have other disorders along with learning disabilities. If we go out and they have a meltdown we just leave and come home. It's mostly just me home with them my dh works out of town so there are some places I want go alone like the park or swimming. I have a fear I'm gonna lose them at the park because one goes one way and the other runs the other way lol. 

chocolatemami
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 10:44 AM

My son's a runner too. When my son, husband and I go out together he's so much calmer. I don't get it.

chocolatemami
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I am lol

dawncs
by Dawn on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Welcome to the group! There are many different opportunities to take your handsome son out into the community. You can do it through sports, activities, and groups. The sports can help him work off some of his energy levels in a good way. I will include some organizations for you: Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/), Special Olympics (http://www.specialolympics.org/), TheARC (http://www.thearc.org/), Variety Club (http://www.usvariety.org/), Challenger Little League (http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/challenger.htm), and TOPSoccer (http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/programs/topsoccer/).

Dawn


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RobinChristine
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

What I did is I told my son we were going t share the time out,I asked him what hewanted to look at. After his choice I told him I was good  on your turn no you have tobe good for my turn. At 1st we each had oneturn and if he listened he got a treat(a huge motivator for Thor). I hope youfind something that works for you and you can ejoy more time out)

dawncs
by Dawn on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:53 PM

 He could have a sensory processing disorder if he runs away when it gets too loud or too many people at times. You might want to look at the situations in which he runs most of the time. If it is a loud place, you might want to use headphones on him. Also, if he has a sensory processing disorder, sensory integration therapy could help him some with calming his senses. You might want to do an OT evaluation on him.

Quoting chocolatemami:

My son's a runner too. When my son, husband and I go out together he's so much calmer. I don't get it.

Dawn


Group owner of Different Learners Support Group (http://www.cafemom.com/group/118648)

girl_incognito
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:20 PM

My son has aspergers ,adhd and SPD... and good friend of mine's son has ID and adhd as well... it's a challenge for sure momma. 

Mine was a runner, run run run run EVERYWHERE, he calmed down over time (almost 15), now he paces alot... my friends son will be 14 at the end of this month and he does better than when he was 6.

I would look into sensory processing disorder, it can cause lots of symptoms that look like ADHD or aggravate ADHD :)

Genie2
by Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM

IMy son is autistic and has ADHD.  They do often go together.  I  take him out  sometimes and when I do I medicate him.  He behaves very well when he is medicated and we get to get out of the house.  It is totally worth it!  Find out for sure what is going on with him and getting out more will be easier.

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 10, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Welcome to the group mama!  My son is Autistic.

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