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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: tracey | 2004/10/02

Q.

ADD/ADHD

My sons teachers are complaining and suggesting that it might be hyperactive and needs to be medicated. I have taken him to a educational phycologist who has done an assessment on him.

According to the phycologist he said that my son is showing symtoms of add but is is not conclusive due to the fact that he is way above average in most of the test that were performed....

He is currently 5 year 10 months and reching test scores of that of an 8 year old. I have been told that he is not coping with school work cause he cant concentrate for long enough to do his school work he is not able to put what he is thinking on a piece of paper........ I am feeling a bit lost as to what to do now!!!!

Mr David Weekes did the assessment and he said that further symtoms might still surface to reach a final disision whether to put him on medication or not but this is not something that I can just leave until he is too far behind to catch up with the rest of his schoolmates.... any advise would be appreciated.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your child is evidently not at risk of being left behind if he scores so well in the pschychologists assessment. I would definitely not put him on any medication at present and it is best to keep in contact with the educational pschychologist about his progress.

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