Posted by: Carla | 2008/07/31


Too bright for remedial.

My eight year old son is currently in a remedial school and on 10mg Adaphen a day. He was previously in a mainstream school and his teachers had concerns about his concentration. He was subsequently tested by 3 psychologists who confirmed that he has an above average IQ. In the last main stream school, the resident psychologist recommended remedial school due to the severity of his " learning disability" . In his current (remedial) school his teacher has reported that he is definitely one of the brightest in the class and she does not think he should be in remedial. What now? Is there some form of education that is between remedial and mainstream???

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ADHD Expert

Dear Carla,
It is not uncommon for children diagnosed with a learning difficulty to have a higher than average intelligence. Has his current teacher commented on his level of concentration? I wonder how long your son has been in the remedial school. Many remedial schools aim to give children the coping skills they need in order to return to a mainstream school. There is no form of education between remedial and mainstream, however, there are different forms of remedial schools: some cater for children who struggle more with academic skills, while others cater more for those who have behavioural difficulties (lack of concentration falls in here). By obtaining an extensive report from his teacher, together with your own observations of his behaviour at home as well as a report from the specialist who is monitoring his medication levels, it may be easier to make a decision of what type of school will be best for your son next year.
Kind regards.

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Posted by: linda | 2008/09/01

What natural supplements/medication can u use for a child with ADD

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