More...December 20 2011 at 1:06 PM
|Oops! I forgot my name! (Login 1234Fleur)|
Response to Fleur and Renata---I found this dept at CHOP, looks promising ?
It sounds like you trust the teacher but please do not put all your faith in her unless she is equipped to detect anything other than telling you "he is more active in class compared to the other kids"... That sounds vague and fishy to me. Sorry, but I have been in a similar situation and I finally had to take matters into my own hands and not take the approach of wait and see, or it's a phase... or something like that.
Some teachers (no offense here to anyone) don't know what to look for (with things like this) and they do not want to be the one to tell you that (or are not supposed to tell you due to laws and guidelines) there is "something going on" with your child. Some parents do not want to hear this (makes no sense to me?) but that is the truth. If you want to talk more in detail I am happy to help more off line.
How old is your child that you are talking about here? In K or older? I can't tell from your posts.
A good neuropsych can test your child and tell you what is going on. No one should be guessing for a dx. There are many dx that resemble eachother and they do overlap and symptoms will and do change with age and maturity. There is no cookie cutter child and not a one-type fits all answer. It's complicated. The things that you are mentioning resemble many different dx and symptoms. There are meds to help with certain things (not sure how you feel about that) but help is there!
I have been down this road and if I had not pursued the issue my DD would be struggling in school and in life in general. Once I finally got her to the right person(s) and we discovered the issues (that I knew were there -and was not going to shove under the rug or take a wait and see approach)...
There is help out there and all I can tell you is to go with your gut and get the help you need to help your son. You are his advocate and he needs you to get him the help he needs to succeed. I know you are good Mom and you are on the right path - don't leave any stone unturned.
1. Find the best neuropsych in your area and start there. If you like your ped ask them, if you don't and don't need the referral then go on without them. Don't let them hold you back to get you answers to help DS.
2. Get a notebook and start compiling notes and concerns about your son. Keep it like a journal so you have it to refer to.
3. Take a deep breath!
|This message has been edited by 1234Fleur on Dec 20, 2011 2:15 PM|