Wrong Diagnosis??

by Lori
(WA)

I think my son is SPD but he's been diagnosed as ADHD and I swear nobody will listen to me that it's not that...I don't know what to do. He's too old for OT now but he needs help - and they just keep wanting me to give him drugs and now we are talking about getting him on anxiety meds...... HELP

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Jun 08, 2010
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE
by: Anonymous

You are not alone. I am going through the same issues with my son who is six. His doctor chewed me out and called me nonsensical and hypocritical becasue I do not want to medicate. It's not that I don't want to medicate for ADHD, it's just that I want to explore other options first. Really, I do believe that it is SPD. The school agrees with me but I have to wait til the school begins to receive services. Again, you are not alone.

May 27, 2010
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by: Anonymous

There is no age limit on receiving OT. I would get an eval to see if has spd before getting on any medications.
goodluck

Oct 22, 2009
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be your child advocate
by: steph

I have a child who is 7 1/2, she was also labeled as ADHD and I was constantly getting negative feedback about her being defiant, fidgety,"annoying" and overly dramatic with her emotions. I took on the school and got her assessed and she was found to have a visual perception problem ( explains the "defiance") and sensory perception issues.....please fight and get your child assessed by and OT and see where you stand...Good Luck!

Oct 20, 2009
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Never Too Late
by: Anonymous

From what I have heard and I am new with SPD, no one is too old, the OT just has to look into different ways to have the child learn to cope in certain situations.

Never give up because you know your child best and he needs you to fight for him when it seems that no one else will.

Oct 10, 2009
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symptoms
by: Anonymous

What other symptoms does your child have?

Oct 09, 2009
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wrong diagnosis
by: Anonymous

What makes you think that "they" gave you a wrong diagnosis? Who is trying to put him on meds? the school? Can't you go to a psychologist with knowledge of spd? the thing is from what i have read is most schools will not treat spd because it's not on the DSM scale diagnosis...I think thats why. did you try and hook up locally to see if yahoo groups has a spd support group online? When you say he is too old for OT what age is he? and you say he needs help but what is it he needs? What do you think he needs the if it's not Sensory Integration?

I hope we can help!
Hang in there!

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