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  1. #1
    kaykay75423
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    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2

    Two years ago I got remarried. My husband has 3 children and I have

    2. The first time I met Child #2 (husbands son), I was in shock that

    he was 10 years old. He acted like he was 5. I thought he probably

    has some learning problems and maybe some mild form of retardation.

    He has 2 brothers ages 5 and 7. The 5 year old was more mature than

    him.

    Now for the background. My husband worked a lot when he was with his

    first wife. Why she ever has children I will never know. They were

    left to be raised by the television so she could sleep and be on the

    computer. When she left, she left the kids with my husband and he has

    custody. Because he had to work all the time, his mom kept the kids

    for him. His mom had child #2 diagnosed with ADHD and was giving him

    60 mg of Ritalin a day. At night, she was giving all of them sleeping

    pills so they would go to sleep fast. When they got sick, she would

    save money by giving them antibiotics that were bought from the feed

    store for cattle.

    When my husband and I got married and they moved in with me, I

    immediately stopped all the pills to let them detox. When school

    started, child #2 was struggling. He barely passed. He took the TAKS

    math test 3 times before passing it. Because of his immaturity and

    struggles, I had him repeat 5th grade. In my town, you go to Jr High

    in 6th. I knew he wouldn't make it. Now he is in the 5th grade for

    the second time and is doing worse. He is failing most of his classes

    that is a repeat of what he did last year.

    On top of being very immature, he is also very aggressive. He is

    normally sweet until you make him mad. He tries to severly hurt his

    brothers if they do something to make him mad (especially child #1

    from previous post). He doesn't like for people to touch him. If

    someone walks by and bumps him, he will push them accross the room.

    When I try to talk to him about his behavior, he just starts to cry.

    He doesn't like loud noise. He has an exceptional memory. He can

    repeat scenes from every movie he has ever seen. He had his lines

    memorized for the scool play before he ever came home with the paper.

    But ask him what he learned or did in school that day, and he can't

    tell you. He talks with a funny pitch in his voice and uses exact

    pronunciation of every word. He makes funny sounds all the time.


    I have ask them to test him at school for learning problems and

    maybe special ed., but they say it is a long process to do and

    haven't even started yet. I need to know what kind of doctor I need

    to take him to have him diagnosed. I've done research and I think he

    may have aspergers. He doesn't seem to be doing any better as the

    years pass and seems to be getting worse in school with time. I want

    to help him, but am not sure how. Any help would be greatly

    appreciated.

    Thanks,

    kaykay








  2. #2
    mem68
    Guest

    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2

    Ask his primary doctor to refer you to the specialist that he needs. Don't

    stop until he gets the help he needs. Do you work? Can he take a course

    outside of school in theater etc. to help improve his self esteem. I know

    this is hard for you w/ 5 children but w/ out your help he will never be

    able to make it on his own in this world.

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "kaykay75423" <kaykay75423@yahoo.com>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 1:16 PM

    Subject: Budget101.com : ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2





    > Two years ago I got remarried. My husband has 3 children and I have

    > 2. The first time I met Child #2 (husbands son), I was in shock that

    > he was 10 years old. He acted like he was 5.








  3. #3
    coutant5
    Guest

    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2


    Myson had these symptoms and I also have researched. Try this and if it doesn't help..it can't hurt to try : ).
    I got him some omega 3 fatty acid pills at dollar general.
    They are three oils in a pill, borage, flax and fish oil.
    My son changed a few hours after taking the fisrt pill. (I poked a hole on the end with a knife and squeezed the oil in a spoon and added a little honey. You can also get a small spoon of peanut butter and hide it in there. I would love to know if you try this and it works. I love to help others : )..email me!
    Debbie
    coutant5@bellsouth.net
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: kaykay75423
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 2:16 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2





    Two years ago I got remarried. My husband has 3 children and I have
    2. The first time I met Child #2 (husbands son), I was in shock that
    he was 10 years old. He acted like he was 5. I thought he probably
    has some learning problems and maybe some mild form of retardation.
    He has 2 brothers ages 5 and 7. The 5 year old was more mature than
    him.
    Now for the background. My husband worked a lot when he was with his
    first wife. Why she ever has children I will never know. They were
    left to be raised by the television so she could sleep and be on the
    computer. When she left, she left the kids with my husband and he has
    custody. Because he had to work all the time, his mom kept the kids
    for him. His mom had child #2 diagnosed with ADHD and was giving him
    60 mg of Ritalin a day. At night, she was giving all of them sleeping
    pills so they would go to sleep fast. When they got sick, she would
    save money by giving them antibiotics that were bought from the feed
    store for cattle.
    When my husband and I got married and they moved in with me, I
    immediately stopped all the pills to let them detox. When school
    started, child #2 was struggling. He barely passed. He took the TAKS
    math test 3 times before passing it. Because of his immaturity and
    struggles, I had him repeat 5th grade. In my town, you go to Jr High
    in 6th. I knew he wouldn't make it. Now he is in the 5th grade for
    the second time and is doing worse. He is failing most of his classes
    that is a repeat of what he did last year.
    On top of being very immature, he is also very aggressive. He is
    normally sweet until you make him mad. He tries to severly hurt his
    brothers if they do something to make him mad (especially child #1
    from previous post). He doesn't like for people to touch him. If
    someone walks by and bumps him, he will push them accross the room.
    When I try to talk to him about his behavior, he just starts to cry.
    He doesn't like loud noise. He has an exceptional memory. He can
    repeat scenes from every movie he has ever seen. He had his lines
    memorized for the scool play before he ever came home with the paper.
    But ask him what he learned or did in school that day, and he can't
    tell you. He talks with a funny pitch in his voice and uses exact
    pronunciation of every word. He makes funny sounds all the time.
    I have ask them to test him at school for learning problems and
    maybe special ed., but they say it is a long process to do and
    haven't even started yet. I need to know what kind of doctor I need
    to take him to have him diagnosed. I've done research and I think he
    may have aspergers. He doesn't seem to be doing any better as the
    years pass and seems to be getting worse in school with time. I want
    to help him, but am not sure how. Any help would be greatly
    appreciated.
    Thanks,
    kaykay





  4. #4
    Erica Hager
    Guest

    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2

    i would again definitely get him into a neurolgist asap. it does sound like autism or aspbergers but I am not a doc -- could also be depression related to adhd and/or autism but all the signs are there, speech delay, social problems, adhd symptoms.........as a parent with another child with aspbergers you prob know the signs to look for, as far as not putting him in special ed over 1 iq point I would use the no child left behind laws as well as the other laws put in place to help him (cant remember the statutes) but if he is consistently failing or failing to meet IEP goals the school is required by law to help him placement wise or refer him to another school that can help. first step is gettting the correct diagnosis and getting that to his school and forcing them to follow
    the plan the dr wants. it will be a battle it sounds but worth it in the end.

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  5. #5
    Susan Schmieg
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    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2


    Read the laws for your state. In Minnesota they have 30 days to do the testing once you request it and set up a meeting of what they found out. It is not that long of process. Put your request in writing. Also, find out the laws in your state of how long they have to complete the testing. If you request in writing they have to do the eval. Some schools do not like to. Also look into Wrights Law. It is about the spec ed laws. If need be contact the spec ed director for your school district. It does sound like your son may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can also get a nuero psych eval and they can diagnose ASD

    Sue
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: kaykay75423
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 1:16 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2





    Two years ago I got remarried. My husband has 3 children and I have
    2. The first time I met Child #2 (husbands son), I was in shock that
    he was 10 years old. He acted like he was 5. I thought he probably
    has some learning problems and maybe some mild form of retardation.
    He has 2 brothers ages 5 and 7. The 5 year old was more mature than
    him.
    Now for the background. My husband worked a lot when he was with his
    first wife. Why she ever has children I will never know. They were
    left to be raised by the television so she could sleep and be on the
    computer. When she left, she left the kids with my husband and he has
    custody. Because he had to work all the time, his mom kept the kids
    for him. His mom had child #2 diagnosed with ADHD and was giving him
    60 mg of Ritalin a day. At night, she was giving all of them sleeping
    pills so they would go to sleep fast. When they got sick, she would
    save money by giving them antibiotics that were bought from the feed
    store for cattle.
    When my husband and I got married and they moved in with me, I
    immediately stopped all the pills to let them detox. When school
    started, child #2 was struggling. He barely passed. He took the TAKS
    math test 3 times before passing it. Because of his immaturity and
    struggles, I had him repeat 5th grade. In my town, you go to Jr High
    in 6th. I knew he wouldn't make it. Now he is in the 5th grade for
    the second time and is doing worse. He is failing most of his classes
    that is a repeat of what he did last year.
    On top of being very immature, he is also very aggressive. He is
    normally sweet until you make him mad. He tries to severly hurt his
    brothers if they do something to make him mad (especially child #1
    from previous post). He doesn't like for people to touch him. If
    someone walks by and bumps him, he will push them accross the room.
    When I try to talk to him about his behavior, he just starts to cry.
    He doesn't like loud noise. He has an exceptional memory. He can
    repeat scenes from every movie he has ever seen. He had his lines
    memorized for the scool play before he ever came home with the paper.
    But ask him what he learned or did in school that day, and he can't
    tell you. He talks with a funny pitch in his voice and uses exact
    pronunciation of every word. He makes funny sounds all the time.
    I have ask them to test him at school for learning problems and
    maybe special ed., but they say it is a long process to do and
    haven't even started yet. I need to know what kind of doctor I need
    to take him to have him diagnosed. I've done research and I think he
    may have aspergers. He doesn't seem to be doing any better as the
    years pass and seems to be getting worse in school with time. I want
    to help him, but am not sure how. Any help would be greatly
    appreciated.
    Thanks,
    kaykay








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  6. #6
    Candy Holbert
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    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2

    Ah I see now. A lot of it sounds like Asperger's with him. Altho he

    doesn't cry Matt can still have a tantum and he's almost 24. Some

    times he seems like a normal person so to speak and other's it's like

    talking to a 6 year old.



    If there's a charter school near you or if you have school of choice

    there I would consider changing his school if you can. Matt went to

    priviate school for K-2 it was a very small class of anywhere from 2-5

    so she could give lots of one on one attention. Third -6th was a

    public school, he didn't pass 5th but she still passed him. Toward the

    end of his 6th year I found the charter school. The next year he

    started school at the charter redoing 6th grade at my request. That

    was the best thing I ever done for him. Because they are a charter

    they dont' have to follow the rules that a public school does so their

    special ed is much better. At least in my opinion. And altho it's free

    like public school it can do more things with the kids like a private

    school.









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

    > Two years ago I got remarried. My husband has 3 children and I have

    > 2. The first time I met Child #2 (husbands son), I was in shock that

    > he was 10 years old. He acted like he was 5. I thought he probably

    > has some learning problems and maybe some mild form of retardation.

    > He has 2 brothers ages 5 and 7. The 5 year old was more mature than

    > him.

    > Now for the background. My husband worked a lot when he was with his

    > first wife. Why she ever has children I will never know. They were

    > left to be raised by the television so she could sleep and be on the

    > computer. When she left, she left the kids with my husband and he has

    > custody. Because he had to work all the time, his mom kept the kids

    > for him. His mom had child #2 diagnosed with ADHD and was giving him

    > 60 mg of Ritalin a day. At night, she was giving all of them sleeping

    > pills so they would go to sleep fast. When they got sick, she would

    > save money by giving them antibiotics that were bought from the feed

    > store for cattle.

    > When my husband and I got married and they moved in with me, I

    > immediately stopped all the pills to let them detox. When school

    > started, child #2 was struggling. He barely passed. He took the TAKS

    > math test 3 times before passing it. Because of his immaturity and

    > struggles, I had him repeat 5th grade. In my town, you go to Jr High

    > in 6th. I knew he wouldn't make it. Now he is in the 5th grade for

    > the second time and is doing worse. He is failing most of his classes

    > that is a repeat of what he did last year.

    > On top of being very immature, he is also very aggressive. He is

    > normally sweet until you make him mad. He tries to severly hurt his

    > brothers if they do something to make him mad (especially child #1

    > from previous post). He doesn't like for people to touch him. If

    > someone walks by and bumps him, he will push them accross the room.

    > When I try to talk to him about his behavior, he just starts to cry.

    > He doesn't like loud noise. He has an exceptional memory. He can

    > repeat scenes from every movie he has ever seen. He had his lines

    > memorized for the scool play before he ever came home with the paper.

    > But ask him what he learned or did in school that day, and he can't

    > tell you. He talks with a funny pitch in his voice and uses exact

    > pronunciation of every word. He makes funny sounds all the time.

    > I have ask them to test him at school for learning problems and

    > maybe special ed., but they say it is a long process to do and

    > haven't even started yet. I need to know what kind of doctor I need

    > to take him to have him diagnosed. I've done research and I think he

    > may have aspergers. He doesn't seem to be doing any better as the

    > years pass and seems to be getting worse in school with time. I want

    > to help him, but am not sure how. Any help would be greatly

    > appreciated.

    > Thanks,

    > kaykay

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    R NORTH
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    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2

    sometimes kids end up with tourettes from drugs (esp if over done) kids with TS will have vocal tics ,, perhaps that tis the noise he is making

    the touching piece is tactile defensiveness, thats OT/PT issue

    sounds like a visual/sudio learner

    has he had a speech eval done? what about audiology check

    CAPD?

    make an appt with reg peds and try to set up appt with various specialist for all the kids .. allergiest, nueropsych, OT/PT, hearing & audiologist, etc

    was mom drinking during pregnancy?

    Ria


    On 3/15/08, mem68[/b] <mildreda@lcs.net> wrote:







    Ask his primary doctor to refer you to the specialist that he needs. Don&#39;t
    stop until he gets the help he needs. Do you work? Can he take a course
    outside of school in theater etc. to help improve his self esteem. I know

    this is hard for you w/ 5 children but w/ out your help he will never be
    able to make it on his own in this world.<span class="q">
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "kaykay75423" <kaykay75423@yahoo.com>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>
    Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 1:16 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2


    > Two years ago I got remarried. My husband has 3 children and I have
    > 2. The first time I met Child #2 (husbands son), I was in shock that
    > he was 10 years old. He acted like he was 5.







  8. #8
    Candy Holbert
    Guest

    Default ADHD or Aspergers? Please help! Child #2

    Matt can read at college level, but being a audio learner once he got

    in the right school he took his spelling tests out loud instead of

    writing the words down. He also had other kinds of tests read to him

    and he would use a computer to write out the answers. So how one

    learns vs the teacher can make a lot of difference in how well a child

    does too.





    On 3/16/08, R NORTH <hslinks@gmail.com> wrote:

    > sometimes kids end up with tourettes from drugs (esp if over done) kids with

    > TS will have vocal tics ,, perhaps that tis the noise he is making

    >

    > the touching piece is tactile defensiveness, thats OT/PT issue

    >

    > sounds like a visual/sudio learner

    >

    > has he had a speech eval done? what about audiology check

    >

    > CAPD?

    >

    > make an appt with reg peds and try to set up appt with various specialist

    > for all the kids .. allergiest, nueropsych, OT/PT, hearing & audiologist,

    > etc

    >

    > was mom drinking during pregnancy?

    >

    > Ria

    >

    >

    > On 3/15/08, mem68 <mildreda@lcs.net> wrote:

    > >

    > > Ask his primary doctor to refer you to the specialist that he needs.

    > > Don't

    > > stop until he gets the help he needs. Do you work? Can he take a course

    > > outside of school in theater etc. to help improve his self esteem. I know

    > > this is hard for you w/ 5 children but w/ out your help he will never be

    > > able to make it on his own in this world.

    > > ----- Original Message -----

    > > From: "kaykay75423" <kaykay75423@yahoo.com <kaykay75423%40yahoo.com>>

    > > To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com <Budget101_%40yahoogroups.com>>

    > > Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 1:16 PM

    > > Subject: Budget101.com <http://budget101.com/> : ADHD or Aspergers? Please

    > > help! Child #2

    > >

    > > > Two years ago I got remarried. My husband has 3 children and I have

    > > > 2. The first time I met Child #2 (husbands son), I was in shock that

    > > > he was 10 years old. He acted like he was 5.

    > >

    > >

    > >

    >






 

 
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