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#26 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 08 June 2019 - 04:29 PM

If you haven't, also get his vision and hearing checked. DD had poor hearing at that age despite having excellent speech. She got grommets in and her behaviour in class improved. Apparently its quite common this happens.

#27 mandala

Posted 08 June 2019 - 04:59 PM

View PostFuzzyChocolateToes, on 06 June 2019 - 11:26 PM, said:

Regarding the teachers recommending that you give him time,  I disagree. Unfortunately teachers in general know very little about ADHD and other disorders.

I think it's a very mixed bag - last year's teacher was right on to DS's behaviour; this year's teacher, despite me coming in with reports etc from psych/paed, has repeatedly told me he's 'normal' - until I checked in earlier this week to be told that he 'needs to work on his focus'. :blink: Wouldn't that be the ADHD-Inattentive everyone has been talking about?

#28 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 08 June 2019 - 05:15 PM

View Postmandala, on 08 June 2019 - 04:59 PM, said:



I think it's a very mixed bag - last year's teacher was right on to DS's behaviour; this year's teacher, despite me coming in with reports etc from psych/paed, has repeatedly told me he's 'normal' - until I checked in earlier this week to be told that he 'needs to work on his focus'. :blink: Wouldn't that be the ADHD-Inattentive everyone has been talking about?
I agree. No criticism of teachers meant either, it's not something that they are routinely taught much about.

#29 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:17 PM

Another that says get dev paed referral now and get on waiting list.
Get hearing and vision checked right now, easy to do and can save a round with the dev paed
Try to find a clinical psychologist who specialises in kids with ADHD and ASD, they can start helping now.
Find an OT that specialises in ASD/ADHD now as well.

It’s not an easy path but waiting is not the right thing to do.
(3 x ASD here)

#30 Expelliarmus

Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:40 PM

It makes no sense for the teacher to continually raise it and then say just wait a bit. :doh:

And here they have a parent being proactive and they don’t take you up on it.

smh

Good luc with your investigations, OP.

#31 Dianalynch

Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:51 PM

Another ‘don’t wait’ - waiting lists can take a while, and before you know it the year is over. Sounds like a kid I know gifted / adhd inattentive- now that his needs are being met he’s a completely different kid, he used to hate school, now he’s happy and engaged.




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