Posted by: Jacqui | 2008/07/28


Add/Ictyl disorder

My daughter 11 yr, was told by a neurologist 6yrs ago that she is Add/Ictyl disorder. She goes to Frances Vowerg School. Medication never helped. She’ s in Gr 4 and they are wanting to put her in a remedial school as they say she can' t cope with schoolwork. I think I should send her for more tests to confirm, as I don' t want them to move her or make the wrong decisions. I' m just not sure where I can send her. I' m in Alberton. Could you please help?

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert

Dear Jacqui,
I can understand your desire to have your daughter re-tested, and since it has been so many years since her last assesment this seems a good time to have it done. Re assessments are the ideal way to check any progresses and/or any new difficulties your daughter may be facing. I wonder if there is any reason you do not wish to take her to the same neurologist who initially diagnosed her. Your GP will be able to refer you to a psychologist in your area who can conduct the necessary assessments. As a mom, you want the best for your child and ensuring she has the right diagnosis will aid this. A move to a remedial school need not be permanent: remedial schools aim to 'remediate' children so they may return to mainstream school if at all possible. Perhaps the school would be open to having a facilitator attend classes with your daughter? Many mainstream schools do not allow this, but it may be worth the try to keep your daughter settled.
All the best and kind regards.

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