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Old 07-31-2009, 09:20 PM
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We worked with Dr. Efron just recently. She was OK, maybe, we're still not sure, there were some odd things in the report. She seemed strangely lacking in compassion. We couldn't find anyone else who was covered by our insurance.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:23 PM
Location: McLean, VA
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How about a little adult supervision and turning off the TV and video games every once in awhile?
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:46 PM
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jellyben: I was in a situation when my daughter was in first grade. Her teacher kept telling us our daughter was always forgetful. We found this surprising since she had a memory like an elephant. after a few months and some not so good moments for my daughter in class (in Feb of the school yr. the teacher ripped up the number line on her desk and told her if she didn't already know it she never would..then called me to tell me the same thing) the teacher began to tell me about every tiny minor detail. One day she recited the diagnosis of ADHD to me-not knowing I was a nurse-and got very flustered when I told her. Teachers really should not be classifying kids as ADHD without a diagnosis.
Anyway, to make a long story shorter, we had her tested (outside of school) and they diagnosed auditory perception.
See every time my daughter told the teacher, "I forgot"..she just hadn't heard it all to process it and since a 6 yr old doesn't know how to describe it, that's how it came out.
We were told at the time that the schools hop on the bandwagon for ADHD-and as some previous posters have described, this happens frequently.
As a school nurse I see it quite frequently. there are kids who do deal with ADHD and it is important to get more than one opinion and an accurate diagnosis.

I wish you all the luck as this can be a hard road for parents. You know your child best and I'm sure you'll be a great advocate.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:27 AM
Location: VA
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Originally Posted by ChatNoir215 View Post
to JellyBean and all others out there!!! PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN to what "BarryHuessien" & "Bungalowmo" has said! This really is a medical condition, these kids aren't mentaly retarded, but it is a real chemical "misfire". I personally have a mild form of ADD, which is a subtype of ADHD. As a college student I have struggled for many years with ignoring the fact that I DO have ADD. Now that I'm in my upper level classes that require extream focus and concentration I struggle like no other! I KNOW that I can be that 4.0 student but am held back by this. ADD is like typing an essay on your computer and having your computer shut down ever 4 to 5 mins... how frustrating does that sound? It is!

Please look into http://www.adhdspecialists.com/ I just found this site and it's pretty good. It even adresses the fact that these kids can sit for hours on a video game but act up in a classroom. This is called "over focusing"... kids/people with ADD/ADHD either focus sporatically or totally & intensley.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN TO WHAT BarryHuessein and Mungalowmo have to say, they have uneducated statements and what they're saying is really not valid. They have no medical reports or work to back up their OPINION of this DISORDER (it's not a disease... that again is something diffrent).

If you see your child having difficulty in school, social settings, completing tasks and ect... evaluate it... if changing some habits seem to work then great, if some medication helps wonderful. A person really needs to know how the body works and understand that medications REALLY do alter chemicals, metabolisim and ect. The meds are ONLY there to HELP!!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't listen to ignorant people like them! You'll only help your child or yourself by looking into options!!!

P.S. In my personal opinion and first hand experience individual sports, ESPECIALLY Karate, horseback riding and swimming are really helpful. The horseback riding may be better for kids with just ADD, because people with ADHD need the running around... from personal experience when I have exercised or am physically exherted school or homework I can focus a whole lot better. *This is an opinion form personal experience.
Chat....please attach YOUR medical reports. You make all kinds of comments as well, but supply absolutely no proof.

I never said this disorder did not exist, what I did try to convey is that with today's busy parents, they sometimes feel it's easier to medicate than actually spend quality time with their kids at a park, a bike ride or any other energy exerting pastime to actually get rid of some of the normal adolescent energy.

Also...you have absolutely no idea what my personal or medical background may be, so.....

...chat, next time you decide to attack someone's comments, please read carefully before putting your foot in your mouth.

Now....I'm done.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:02 AM
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bungalowmo, you're replying to a post that is several months old. I don't believe the member is particularly active on this forum at this point.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:40 AM
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Thumbs up Help with ADHD

Originally Posted by jellyben View Post
We are looking for a counselor or therapist that works with kids(11yo) with ADHD and their families. We have a psychiatrist, but need someone to help my son with his behavioral issues and help my husband and me with our parenting skills. We live in Burke and have military insurance but are willing to pay out of pocket if it gives us the help we need.

Thanks for any help.
Try the Family Compass of Northern Virginia.
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