Social Skills & ADHD

My son is almost ten and it breaks my heart to see him struggling within his friendships. Every time he experiences a rejection from a so called friend or parent of the friend, I feel his pain.

We are doing Social Skills Training once a week but it's not enough. I wish I could see what was going on at school for him and why he is getting rejected so often. Has anyone got any suggestions for me to help him socially?

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Aug 29, 2012
i feel your pain
by: elizabeth

my son is 10 and i am already having nightmares about him entering the new school year next week. I just want to wrap him up and keep him happy- I have already asked for the Autism specialist at the school to work in a few days where she can help him. She writes down the things we need to work on, things we need to write a social story about.

Ask the school about what can be done to help. If anything spy on him during a lunch period :) I've done it... I'm terrible. Loll
He started seeing a therapist who specializes in kids on the spectrum and she has given us great ideas. he learns when things are visual- so we have traveling cards- cards at home with writing on them ( he is past the pictures) and I make sure to review them when we have a few minutes.
have him read you a social story on the way to school- that works too...
I hope the best for you and your son! I can truly feel the mom pains with/for you.
ask the school ad see about a specialist for ideas-- sometimes it feels like I run out- and it's nice to get new ones from his "feelings doctor" :)

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