Grandma

by Char Fischer
(Elk River, MN., USA)

I truly believe this should be diagnosed, it has come to my attention trough my 8yr old grandson. Now, because we can't get this diagnosis from a physician, the school is pushing for the ADHD diagnosis. If he has this diagnosis then the district will provide OT for him and other hands on support. But, thanks to a wonderful 2nd grade teacher he is surviving his school day undiagnosed.


It is had and would be easier if we just said OK ADHD is fine for him. Too bad folks, this caring MOM and DAD want to give him a chance to mature and grow before we have to pigeon hole him into a label for the convenience of obtaining services. Come on this is a real problem, get on with it and diagnosis this disorder.

Love
GRANDMA

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Mar 01, 2009
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Grandma
by: Anonymous

Thanks Lynn,

The support is much appreciated. There is something Mom and I are doing at the next conference and that is to be strong together. Remember you are your childs voice in the system. No one said we have to be nice or vulnerable at conferences or IEP's.

The social worker act as if Mom is totally out there and she is not. She is right on. So we are going together to support each other in this advocacy for this child. Advice and opinions can be given and take in a humane atmosphere. Feelings do not have to be hurt and frustration should be addressed on both sides of the table. Stand behind your child and you will make it.

Sometimes it may seem like an uphill battle, but in the end you will know you have done all you can to support this individual. Keep your chin up and carry on Lynn. :)

Mar 01, 2009
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by: Lynn

I totally agree with you. I have a 10 year old son who has been diagnosed with SPD. Ever since he was in 3rd grade I have been trying to get the school to help him and they keep saying without a diagnosis of ADHD, ADD, or OCD or some other diagnosis they can't help him.

SPD is not recognized as a true medical condition. He is in danger of failing this year. I have been forced to take him to a child psychiatrist to have him checked for ADD and OCD. His appointment is March 13th.

It is so unfair to these kids that they can't get any help from the schools unless they are diagnosed with something. I wished there was something we could do to change this. Good luck to you and your grandson. It is an uphill battle all the way.

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