Cant get answers
Hi my daughter age 15yrs, has a diagnosis of ADD,GAD she is extremely clumsy. She takes Ritalin and this seems to help her with falling, tripping, breaking, dropping. When she stops medication even if its for one day the clumsiness comes back very bad and she has found herself in dangerous situations or has caused serious injury to herself.
She also has low muscle tone, she has trouble with her 3 D vision but not serious. she is also double jointed (hyper-mobile)?
She always had a problem with listening, answering to her name, when she was 7 she had grommets inserted at the time the surgeon felt that there wasn't a lot of fluid in her ears.
She has played sport, and dancing since she was very young even though she would have been behind her peers when younger she now is as good as them. she very determined wondering if this would help!
I am not sure if its a balance problem, her brother is on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has a lot of sensory issues and autistic traits?
I don't want her to keep taking medication, but she gets upset about stopping it because it helps with falling which she is embarrassed about. I only wanted to use meds short term to help with concentration etc.
I suspected dyspraxia but the OT rule this out twice, she feels my daughter ticks a lot of boxes but no enough to give it a label, she feels it to do with depth perception and when my daughter is not paying attention.
As her mother I feel there is something but not sure what!