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  1. #1
    kaykay75423
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    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #3

    Child #3 is my husband's son. When I first met him, I couldn't

    understand anything he said. He had sever speech problems. He was in

    speech class and has gotten a little better. When my husband and I

    married, he was going into 2nd grade. His teacher called everyday or

    sent letters home everyday about how he would not pay attention and

    was not doing well. I had the school test him for learning problems.

    They said his I.Q. was 1 point too high to be put in special ed.

    Because of this, he would not get any help with anything and they

    suggested we put him back in 1st grade. He did do better when put

    back in 1st.

    When his dad and I got married, he also was taking 60 mg of Ritalin

    a day and cattle antibiotics when needed (read about child #2 for

    complete background). I took him off to let him detox. He was a

    skinny kid on the meds. Now he has gained about 30 pounds in a year.

    He is very lazy and only wants to watch TV all day. He doesn't care

    to go out and play or move around like the other children. His speech

    has not gotten any better. He is very immature. He cries about

    something almost every day. If some one hits him, he cries. If

    someone makes him mad, he cries. If he gets in trouble for something,

    he cries.

    His teacher has ask for a parent/teacher conference because he won't

    pay attention in class. He struggles with his work, his reading has

    not improved since 1st grade, and his grades are slipping. He can't

    remember what he did with anything or where anything is. He takes

    twice as long as anyone else to do anything. I call him my little

    turtle because he doesn't get in a hurry to do anything.

    Can any one suggest what kind of doctor to take him to? I'm not sure

    if he has ADHD or maybe the start of Aspergers like I think his

    oldrer brother has. I know they have been through a lot with their

    parents divorce, moving, changing shcools, and living with a new

    family. But I really do think they may have learning problems too. I


    have spoken with people who knew them before and they said they have

    improved a lot from how they were when mom and dad were together. I

    try to spend quality time with them all and treat them as people, not

    a noise machine. Around my house, children are allowed to be children

    and make noise and have fun. What else would you expect from 4 boys.

    Any help or advise any one can give would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    kaykay








  2. #2
    Susan Schmieg
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    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #3


    Okay, qualifying for special education has nothing to do with IQ although schools try to use that. Intelligence does not determine spec ed eligibility. It is how the disorder/diagnosis affects thir learning. Do you have an advocacy organiztion in your state? Again check into Wrights Law.

    Sue
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: kaykay75423
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    Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 1:44 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #3





    Child #3 is my husband's son. When I first met him, I couldn't
    understand anything he said. He had sever speech problems. He was in
    speech class and has gotten a little better. When my husband and I
    married, he was going into 2nd grade. His teacher called everyday or
    sent letters home everyday about how he would not pay attention and
    was not doing well. I had the school test him for learning problems.
    They said his I.Q. was 1 point too high to be put in special ed.
    Because of this, he would not get any help with anything and they
    suggested we put him back in 1st grade. He did do better when put
    back in 1st.
    When his dad and I got married, he also was taking 60 mg of Ritalin
    a day and cattle antibiotics when needed (read about child #2 for
    complete background). I took him off to let him detox. He was a
    skinny kid on the meds. Now he has gained about 30 pounds in a year.
    He is very lazy and only wants to watch TV all day. He doesn't care
    to go out and play or move around like the other children. His speech
    has not gotten any better. He is very immature. He cries about
    something almost every day. If some one hits him, he cries. If
    someone makes him mad, he cries. If he gets in trouble for something,
    he cries.
    His teacher has ask for a parent/teacher conference because he won't
    pay attention in class. He struggles with his work, his reading has
    not improved since 1st grade, and his grades are slipping. He can't
    remember what he did with anything or where anything is. He takes
    twice as long as anyone else to do anything. I call him my little
    turtle because he doesn't get in a hurry to do anything.
    Can any one suggest what kind of doctor to take him to? I'm not sure
    if he has ADHD or maybe the start of Aspergers like I think his
    oldrer brother has. I know they have been through a lot with their
    parents divorce, moving, changing shcools, and living with a new
    family. But I really do think they may have learning problems too. I
    have spoken with people who knew them before and they said they have
    improved a lot from how they were when mom and dad were together. I
    try to spend quality time with them all and treat them as people, not
    a noise machine. Around my house, children are allowed to be children
    and make noise and have fun. What else would you expect from 4 boys.
    Any help or advise any one can give would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    kaykay








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  3. #3
    Candy Holbert
    Guest

    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #3

    Well I some how missed child #2 post.



    It partly sounds like a anti social disorder, as my youngest was and

    still is like that about being lazy and not wanting to go out and play

    etc. He should be in special ed due to his speech issues regardless as

    to what his IQ is. My oldest has a high normal IQ but he was in for

    speech as soon as he started school. Other things were added as

    needed. Toward the end of his 8th grade year our state changed some of

    the requirements so that when he started 9th grade he got a one on one

    aide. Didn't matter what his IQ was, what mattered was what his DX

    was. He was about 6 before anyone could understand what he was saying.

    Now you would never know he had any kind of speech issues.



    Candy





    On 3/15/08, kaykay75423 <kaykay75423@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > Child #3 is my husband's son. When I first met him, I couldn't

    > understand anything he said. He had sever speech problems. He was in

    > speech class and has gotten a little better. When my husband and I

    > married, he was going into 2nd grade. His teacher called everyday or

    > sent letters home everyday about how he would not pay attention and

    > was not doing well. I had the school test him for learning problems.

    > They said his I.Q. was 1 point too high to be put in special ed.

    > Because of this, he would not get any help with anything and they

    > suggested we put him back in 1st grade. He did do better when put

    > back in 1st.



    <snip>






  4. #4
    R NORTH
    Guest

    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #3

    get a referral to an audiologist .. they will do an indepth hearing assesment ..

    ask for another appt for getting him into SPED class .. you may be able to get him in under other heath impaired think its #504 (been many years)

    once there is a 2 year gap generally they qualify for SPED

    Have you tested the kids for allergies?

    Ria


    On 3/15/08, kaykay75423[/b] <kaykay75423@yahoo.com> wrote:







    Child #3 is my husband&#39;s son. When I first met him, I couldn&#39;t
    understand anything he said. He had sever speech problems. He was in
    speech class and has gotten a little better. When my husband and I

    married, he was going into 2nd grade. His teacher called everyday or
    sent letters home everyday about how he would not pay attention and
    was not doing well. I had the school test him for learning problems.
    They said his I.Q. was 1 point too high to be put in special ed.

    Because of this, he would not get any help with anything and they
    suggested we put him back in 1st grade. He did do better when put
    back in 1st.
    When his dad and I got married, he also was taking 60 mg of Ritalin

    a day and cattle antibiotics when needed (read about child #2 for
    complete background). I took him off to let him detox. He was a
    skinny kid on the meds. Now he has gained about 30 pounds in a year.
    He is very lazy and only wants to watch TV all day. He doesn&#39;t care

    to go out and play or move around like the other children. His speech
    has not gotten any better. He is very immature. He cries about
    something almost every day. If some one hits him, he cries. If
    someone makes him mad, he cries. If he gets in trouble for something,

    he cries.
    His teacher has ask for a parent/teacher conference because he won&#39;t
    pay attention in class. He struggles with his work, his reading has
    not improved since 1st grade, and his grades are slipping. He can&#39;t

    remember what he did with anything or where anything is. He takes
    twice as long as anyone else to do anything. I call him my little
    turtle because he doesn&#39;t get in a hurry to do anything.
    Can any one suggest what kind of doctor to take him to? I&#39;m not sure

    if he has ADHD or maybe the start of Aspergers like I think his
    oldrer brother has. I know they have been through a lot with their
    parents divorce, moving, changing shcools, and living with a new
    family. But I really do think they may have learning problems too. I

    have spoken with people who knew them before and they said they have
    improved a lot from how they were when mom and dad were together. I
    try to spend quality time with them all and treat them as people, not
    a noise machine. Around my house, children are allowed to be children

    and make noise and have fun. What else would you expect from 4 boys.
    Any help or advise any one can give would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    kaykay






 

 

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