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Posted by Catherine on January 24, 2000 at 13:50:24:

In Reply to: Re: son with adhd/odd posted by Lisa on January 12, 2000 at 21:26:48:

: : i have an eight year old with adhd and odd. he was dianosed two years ago. he is taking 10mg adderall once a day at school. he is very small for his age.he has no iep at school except the one addressing his speech needs. the psychiatrist is not helpful. 10 minutes every month for a new prescription and we are on our way. therapist is making no progress. pediatrician wnats nothing to do with him as he does'nt believe in meds for!!!!

Please run not walk to everyone starting with the school psyhogist,
social worker, nurse, teacher, and finally principle. If this does not help contact
C.H.A.D.D. in your local phone directory or on the webb. Lots of great
people are out there and you need to be the advocate for your child
I at first let "them" tell me no you don't need an IEP......however three years down the road now
I have come across an "old Fashioned" teacher who doesn't believe in ADHD.
well un be knownst to her I took my son off his meds for 2 weeks just to let
her see the real thing without his meds.....not neccessarily the right thing to do
but it really did open that whole school's eyes regarding ADHD, and why they
must treat it with the same respect due to a child with CP or any other disability.
Fight for your child's rights....ADA now recognizes ADD/ADHD as a learning
impairment.....hope some of this helps

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