My son (8) has never exactly been easy. After months of being passed from pillar to post with CAMHS they have diagnosed him as having ADHD, made me watch a video on 1,2,3 Magic, offered me parent classes and my son medication. The school do not agree it's ADHD, they think he is on the autism spectrum. I read up on ADHD and autism and neither seemed to fit. An OT friend of mine suggested I read 'The out of sync child' which was a revelation and has really helped me to understand my son's behavior. Am now waiting for an OT assessment - been told ominously we are on 'the list' but have no indication how long said list is. Feel both CAMHS and the school want to place him in a neat little box with a label and I often feel like a lone voice. I worry about the effect on his self esteem and what will happen to him in the future.
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