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Posted by Cyndi on January 17, 2000 at 19:30:13:

We just visited our pediatrician for a physicial and to discuss my child's inability to focus at school, daydreaming, etc. The school had the teacher and us do a written evaluation of the child's behavior at home and school. the school's psych rated the child from moderate to severe in some instances. The doctor advised we seek help and additional test from a psychiatrist that specializes in ADD. No other advice was given by the doctor. The psych seems over eager to have the child go through, what I feel, a lot of tests - some I feel are not necessary. I do not want the child to be subjected to all this unless necessary. HELP! any advice? There has to be something else we can try before all this. Drugs are the last thing we want to resort to. The child does well in school, but does have a problem with focusing and staying focused - no hyperactiveness present, on the contrary it is more the oposite. We can find no one to help with other alternatives. The testing seems a lot to go through to find out if it is the child or the teacher who has the problem.

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