Posted by Tammie Hayes
on November 25, 1999 at 00:13:54:
In Reply to: Re: ADD- HELP!!!! posted by Toad on November 19, 1999 at 00:10:54:
: Get yourself and your son help as soon as possible. I would like to suggest you get a book called "Driven to Distraction" by Edward M. Hallowell. It will give you a lot of info on this disorder. I was diagnosed at the age of 30, six years ago. It is a great feeling to know what the problem has been all of these years, but the work has only begun when you do find out. There are medications that can help and you will have to change the way you see things. We don't do things like "normal" people and have to stop trying to. Talk to your sons pediatrician first. He should be able to help a lot. If not, find a psychiatrist familiar with ADD. There is a lot of information available as well as support groups. Educate yourself as best you can.
: Good Luck,
I am experiencing the same problems. My son will be getting some follow up testing as well.
He is again showing signs of failing all his subjects. The teachers keep denying that their is a
problem. I am scared for what kind of future he may have as well. He has addhd and odd. I am
currently getting him counseling, going through a divorce. Hes been on 5 different types of meds.
I can tell you one idea is call the federation for children with special needs. They are very nice their.. Anyone out their have same experiences
other than putting him into a private school that can provide him with the environment he needs
I dont know what else to do. He struggles with learning disabilities too. Has an IEP but is not working
and have had two meetings this year regarding this already, still no real results.