Pre teen with SPD/ MRELD

by Traci
(Poland, Ohio USA)

Hi Im new here, and was really hoping someone here had a child (pre-teen) with SPD and mixed receptive expressive language delays (non pervasive).


I would so love to talk and see what kinds of things you are doing for your pre-teen (hopefully a girl entering into puberty :)) struggling even more with focus issues. Tonight we were going over spelling words before test tomorrow and I literally had to ask her 6 time to spell "fascinated" for me. (this is a word she knows. I catch her jerking her head down like she is in deep deep thought, typical but a little to deep (if you know what I mean)....

She goes to speech and OT to help with SPD and writing. She takes Buspar for Anxiety, I think she developed a tick from 2nd grade when her elementary school principal/teachers literally backed me in a corner to put her on meds. (long long story) :(. However, The Buspar helps but I need something else to help her focus. Thank you all for listening to my story and I will check back as I see ppl are still updating on this forum. I hope I get a response..

Thanks again Traci

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May 03, 2012
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Kelli
by: Traci

Kelli,
I have been thinking about it, but I am very reluctant because she was on it in 2nd grade for a matter of 8 months and then I weened her off because she started to twitch. However, Im not sure now if these twitches are associated with the meds or just brought on by anxiety as she matures. She is currently on Buspar 7.5 mg 2 times a day it has helped with some of her anxiety and she can handle more things. I think I will talk to her Doctor before the Summer and we will weigh the options. Thanks so much for you oppinion, I really need to talk to Moms out here with (specifically daughters) who are tweens. Not that Im against opinions from Moms with tween boys, its just these girls are sooo different at this stage. Thanks again..

May 03, 2012
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SPD tween
by: Kelli

Hi Traci
My daughter has SPD and is a tween; 12. I decided to put her on Adderall XR 20mg to help wtih focus and Abilify 2.5 mg for her extreme anxiety since she began middle school. It has been a tremendous help with her on these meds. 6th grade is not easy going to so many different classes and trying to keep up and fit in. Another level of being a female comes into play since she has started her cycle in December. She tends to be an emotional wreck once a month...wheew thats a lot for one mom to take but I remain calm as much as possible. Please consider Adderall for focusablity issues it's a good one!

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