ADHD

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Posted by: Marielize | 2011/03/17

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My daughter was diagnosed with ADD. I sent her to a school specific for ADD and ADHD children. It go very well now, but I need to know is it always necessary to put these children on medication? She is not on medication and the teacher indicates that she is always first with her work and all the work is correct etc. I''m so scared that I put my child in the wrong school. She DID not cope in the normal school

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ADHD Expert

Dear Marielize,

If your daughter is coping well in her current school there is no need to put her on medication. If you wish to mainstream her again, where she previously did not cope, medication may be a consideration. Why are you worried that you have put her in the wrong school?

If she is achieving academically and socially, and is learning skills to help her cope in a busier environment (such as in a job) the school is fine.

Please do write again if you feel I have misunderstood your concerns in any way.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: Eric | 2011/03/18

Very often a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD is correct  but only as a symptom of another syndrome as well. Girls are often misdiagnosed when it cames to Autism Spectrum Disorders. If she has difficulties socialising as well you might want to do some research into Aspergers Syndrome which is on the high functiong side of Autism. If she just cannot do math - there could be a very good reason for it like Discalculia. All the best...

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Posted by: marielize | 2011/03/18

She is 10 years old. The difficulty was Maths, socialising, attention in class and she couldn''t stay with the rest of the class. She also was very frustrated with her self very moody etc. She is defineltly not hiperactive

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011/03/18

Dear Marielize,

If your daughter is coping well in her current school there is no need to put her on medication. If you wish to mainstream her again, where she previously did not cope, medication may be a consideration. Why are you worried that you have put her in the wrong school?

If she is achieving academically and socially, and is learning skills to help her cope in a busier environment (such as in a job) the school is fine.

Please do write again if you feel I have misunderstood your concerns in any way.

Kind regards,
Delia

Reply to ADD/ADHD Expert
Posted by: Eric | 2011/03/17

Marielize - can you say what it was that your daughter was not coping with and also how old is she?

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