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Posted by Janet on April 01, 2000 at 11:53:18:

In Reply to: ADDw/o posted by Emily on March 22, 2000 at 00:36:37:

I, too, have been recently diagnosed with ADD w/o at the age of 44 and my son at the age of 12 (that's how I knew!). ADD w/o is so often unrecognized, even by teachers. I asked his teachers about ADD in 4th, 5th, and 3 teachers in 6th. They all said they didn't think so. I am taking this opportunity to begin to educate them. I am a SLUG!....but I do have ADD. I am working on finding the right medication and dose for me. My son's grades went from D/F's to B/C's in 1/2 a school quarter. It's not that he couldn't do the work before, but he'd forget to do something or forget to turn it in completely. His progress reports were A's and F's, depending on whether or not he turned it in. Now he is being awarded with his school's "comeback Kid" award for such great improvement in the 3rd quarter. Please read the book "Women With Attention Deficit Disorder" by Sari Solden, MS, MFCC. Have a box of kleenex handy! Good luck to you both.

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