Parents of ADHD Children
Newly Diagnosed & Looking for Ideas (School, Books, Home)
My 4.5 yr old son was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD this week. We also have a 2.5 year old son.
He is for sure a spit fire who loves Legos, the outdoors, and books. He’s a interesting guy but this past year has been a challenge to watch was might have been a ‘phase’ become more permanent behaviors—extremely grumpy at times, sensitive, impulsive, cannot sit still, elicits negative responses repeatedly from friends and parents.
The diagnosis wasn’t a surprise but it’s still all very new.
I’m feeling positive about starting behavioral therapy this week and doing research on strategies for helping him in home and at school.
What are the books that have been most helpful to you? Are there other websites that you check in with?
Are there any resources for teachers you’d recommend? He’s in a great nursery school right now, and they are very open to working with new ideas in the classroom.
I’d appreciate any and all ideas.
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