ADHD

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Posted by: Anon | 2011/07/26

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Helpless

My son, 8yrs old, is ADHD, seeing a psych due to possible molestation. He is not coping in a remedial school - second year grade 1 and teacher says he is not doing any better than when he started at the remedial school this year (last year he was in mainstream) - he is on Ritalin. What are my alternatives to academic schooling for him?? as far as I know the agricultural school''s only take them after grade 3 - is bording school an option and do you get technicl bording school''s?<br>I am at a loss and I know I need to help him...Pls advise

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ADHD Expert

Dear Anon,

Coming to terms with molestation is very difficult and may well overshadow everything he is trying to do. If there are any remaining anxieties these must be dealt with first before the learning can happen with ease.

I am not aware of an agricultural boarding school and wonder if you would consider getting private tutors to consolidate the basics of reading? An alternative may also be to homeschool him until such a time that he is coping with the work.

Best of luck,
Delia

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Posted by: G-Dad | 2011/09/02

It could be that Ritalin is not working for him, on what dose of Ritalin is he, if Ritalin does not work then you waste you time having him on it.
You should consider play therapy session with a child psychologist if there is a possibility that he might have been molested, it normally help the child to deal with it.
Ask your specialist about alternatives like Stratera, it might be worth to change his medication, you need to see a specialist it the field not a normal GP.

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011/07/26

Dear Anon,

Coming to terms with molestation is very difficult and may well overshadow everything he is trying to do. If there are any remaining anxieties these must be dealt with first before the learning can happen with ease.

I am not aware of an agricultural boarding school and wonder if you would consider getting private tutors to consolidate the basics of reading? An alternative may also be to homeschool him until such a time that he is coping with the work.

Best of luck,
Delia

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