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Posted by ckinusa on September 27, 2000 at 13:29:42:

In Reply to: To Keri posted by Mary on September 27, 2000 at 10:01:44:

: Read you reply to the post below and feel compelled to reply. I am a nurse and would never give my child anything that I didn't feel wasn't necessary. I invite you to share your suggestions on how to handle ADD children. This board is always looking for good ways to help these children stay on task so they can finish their work in the same amount of time that it takes a child without ADD to finish his homework. We welcome your input on how to get improve the small motor skills of ADD kids so that you can read their writing. Suggestions on how to get them to stay on task when working in a classroom full of distractions would be appreciated too. I have one child with full blown ADD and one with ADD tendencies but did not test positive for ADD so I do know the difference between an regular child and one with ADD. I do applaud the parents that have found ways to avoid using medications but often wonder if there child truly has ADD. I use the medication for my child because he needs all the help he can get to stay on task in his everyday living. Anytime you feel up to spending several hours helping an ADD child with homework that shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to complete please let any one of the ADD parents on this board know and we will be happy to have you take our place in helping with homework.

Absolutely right on the head!

FYI: we have found silly putty(the size of a small marble) helpful in school to keep in the non writing hand to decrease fidgetyness.

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