Parents of ADHD Children
I need help!!!
This is my first time posting on this site. I really need some help and advise from people that have been through this before.
The background first I guess. My son is 8 and in the 3rd grade this year. He was diagnosed when he was in Kindergarten with ADHD. He is currently on the Ritalin generic twice a day. We recently sent him to several specialists & he had extensive testing done. His neuropysicologist said he has severe ADHD with an expressive language disorder. They also did an EEG which came back saying the right side of this brain is very slow. He has been doing the whole speech therapy and occupational therapy for about a year now, which we recently stopped going. He is seeing a counciler who also does neurobiofeedback with him every week.
So here’s my questions. We were told by the school’s speech therapist that there is absolutely no reason why he should be going to speech therapy because he does not have any expressive language disorder because he is right at age level. Okay I can buy that one. School just started 5 days ago and he has done nothing for the entire 5 days. He will not pick up the pencil, not look at the teacher, he talks in a baby voice, and he is fidgetting a lot. His doctor will not evaluate his medications without him going to a different psychologist but he needs something now. He is getting very depressed (he told us he is “no good”). It has been really hard for me to hear him talk like this without thinking I did something or should be doing something.
Any help you could give would be appreciated!!
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