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Posted by Kacy on January 13, 2000 at 05:24:13:

In Reply to: Help posted by Kat on January 06, 2000 at 14:41:07:

: I am pretty certain that my 8 year old daughter is ADD. I am not sure about getting her tested because
: of all the stress she has been under lately with the school testing her for pull out help. They are pulling her
: out of class 2 times a week for 30 minutes (a joke) to help her with comprehension. My daugter has trouble
: with:

: Paying attention, sitting still, staying on task, very insecure, no confidence and can never complete her
: school work. She is very slow and really struggles with school. She has a brother (4 years old) with
: autism. She has alot of bladder infections and took her to a childrens specialist and they said she has
: a high count of calcium in her urine. We are limiting her calcium intake to 100 mg. a day. I wonder if
: this is a sign of food allergies. She is such a special little girl but has a problem with weight gain (only in
: her stomach). My speech therapist that works with my son is working with her now and trying to help her.
: She thinks since my daughter is so sensitive that I should not do any more testing on her and she will
: try to help her. Not sure if giving her the label (ADD) is the right thing.

: I was wondering if anyone could give me advise on food allergies. Her brother is on a GF/CF diet and
: is doing great on it (really has helped him). When I talk to her about this diet she cries and begs me to
: please not make her do this diet. She loves dairy products (milk, icecream, cheese and cottage cheese).

: Would love some advice if this calcium in her urine is a indicationg of possible food allergies.

: Kat

I came to this messege board looking for info on ADD/WO for my 9yr old daughter. My daughter sounds just like yours right down to being a little overweight. She has struggled every year and every year I've had her tested for something. Because she is not hyperactive and is so well behaived, polite and willing to please her disabilities have been overlooked. Every year she has fallen further and further behind it has come to a point something has to be done. I am having a hard time finding info on ADD/WO. My 6 yr old daughter has also been diag. with an autistic disorder-Asperger syndrome. I'm sorry I don't have any great words of wisdom to offer you,

Are stories are so closely related I just had to respond.
Wishing you the best,

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