ADHD

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Posted by: shelly | 2011-05-10

Q.

What is wrong?

My daughter is 7 and in grade 2. She is having alot of problems in school concerning reading and maths. She just does''nt seem to grasp anything and it takes her a long time to do her sums and even if she reads a passage in a book to get her to read it over again she has problems remembering or recognising words.
she has been to an educations psychologist and the doctor was wanting to put her on ritalin (which im not too keen about) and they say she shows signs of having ADHD! What do you suggest I do to help her or what could her problem be.

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Shelly,

In your post you mention the doctor recommended Ritalin, however, what did the educational psychologist recommend? S/he should have given you some indication of where the difficulties lie and what means you of remediation are open to you (as a psychologist cannot recommend medication).

To assist her concentration, you can give her omegas 3-6-9 and follow a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. Ensuring she gets plenty of exercise and sleep will also help.

Although this will go some way to aiding her concentration, it will not overcome her current difficulties with reading and math which may fall further behind as time goes on. A remedial therapist will be able to assist in this regard.

Please consult with the educational psychologist again as to where exactly your daughter's difficulties lie so that you can begin to remediate.

Best wishes,
Delia
Delia

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Posted by: Rehana Saal | 2011-06-03

Hi Shelly,
I have the same problem with my daughter, and she is now with a clinical pyschologist. I would suggest Bio Strath, is helping a bit.
Rehana

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011-05-16

Dear Shelly,

In your post you mention the doctor recommended Ritalin, however, what did the educational psychologist recommend? S/he should have given you some indication of where the difficulties lie and what means you of remediation are open to you (as a psychologist cannot recommend medication).

To assist her concentration, you can give her omegas 3-6-9 and follow a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. Ensuring she gets plenty of exercise and sleep will also help.

Although this will go some way to aiding her concentration, it will not overcome her current difficulties with reading and math which may fall further behind as time goes on. A remedial therapist will be able to assist in this regard.

Please consult with the educational psychologist again as to where exactly your daughter's difficulties lie so that you can begin to remediate.

Best wishes,
Delia
Delia

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