ADHD

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Posted by: Nadia | 2009-03-30

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10 year old grade 5

My son was diagnosed about 2 years ago.He was in occupational therapy for a while and was on ADDVANCE TABLETS.Did we remove him to early from the oocupational therapy?

He is now in grade 5 his teachers says that he has trouble completing task, gets frustrated when faced with difficult task.I have been thinking of putting him back on ADDVANCE tablest or should I put him back into occupational therapy?

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Nadia,
Generally, the occupational therapist whom your son saw should give you a recommendation of whether he can still benefit from the OT sessions, with regards to his ADD symptoms. It is very difficult to say which one, if not both, should be resumes without knowing the change in his behaviour since stopping. Did he stop both at the same time? If it was at different times, how was his behaviour after each one was stopped? It is important to remember that ADD is not something that will go away after a while; many people who believe their ADD is better have simply found ways to cope with it. This task becomes easier as we get older because we are capable of regulating our thoughts and behaviours better. An added bonus is that our families and friends are used to the different behaviours. Having said this, there are others who need different forms of treatment even into their adult years; this is not because they are not as bright or are more severe, they simply have different imbalances which are not as easily controlled. I wish I could you give you more advice.
Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: Sal | 2009-04-17

I also didn' t want to put my son on medication when he was first diagnosed in Grade 0 already, so tried herbal, diet route etc with no sucess.. In grade 2 he almost failed as he couldn' t cope and the teachers where constantly complaining about him, i put him on Ritalin in Grade 2 and you can' t explain the difference in his work, even his handwritting changed, he is now in Grade 4 and is getting between late 70 - 90% for all his subjects. I will never look back as it was the best thing i could do for my child... We need to decide what is best for our children, not for us or what other people might think.

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Posted by: Eric | 2009-03-31

Nadia has he never had medication like Ritalin, Strattera or Concerta? If so why not? You should read some of the positive results some the moms have posted here - it works for them...

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