ntal capacity of a 4 year old. She was diagnosed by the school system with moderate intellectual disability, which is a modern term for mental retardation. This was just last year. Her pediatrician has never been any help. None of them. Which is why the school finally did all the testing. She can physically do anything an 8 year old can do but she cannot read and can barley write. She has trouble making friends mainly because she looks like a typical 8 year old but has trouble communicating her thoughts like others which makes her very frustrated. She has NO social inhibitors and will approach and talk to anyone and to say she is impulsive is an understatement! She is now in special needs classes and her teacher wants her on ADHD meds, the pediatrician complies, but I don't know if this is just part of her disability of if meds will really help. I have tried her on a couple of different ones but she is either super emotional or aggressive and I don't like the idea of pumping her with drugs if its not going to help. I have her on a waiting list for a specialist in my area but its a year long. Any advice on where to go from here??? Has anyone ever experienced this?
on Aug. 4, 2014 at 9:16 PM