Schools for adhd kids

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Avatar n tn Is on Vivanse (for adhd) and has also started with forced eye movements and odd movements (twitches) of his head. Discipline in the past has consisted of parents having reached their limit and been somewhat extremely loud and vocal with him which only infuriates him and the 'match is on'. What is going on? All parties involved need some help and advise before this continues much longer. Thank you.
535822 tn?1443976780 The other issue of having a child diagnosed with ADHD is separate from whether they are eligible for benefits and also the concerns about medication side effects because ADHD can sometimes respond to cognitive behavioral therapy as well.
Avatar m tn Most little kids won't sit still for very long, that's why most schools incorporate a lot of ways for kids to learn while they are playing. My DD doesn't like to sit still either at school and I was told that the worst thing the school could do was force her to sit down. She actually takes in a lot of info while observing from the side. We've noticed her repeating the information she learned back at us at home.
463897 tn?1468013750 Hi, Please join us in welcoming Sandman2 as your new Community Leader in the ADD/ADHD community. Sandman2 has been a member of your community for a long time, has a lot of knowledge, and we're all looking forward to working with Sandman2 and your entire community!
Avatar m tn And I will add this ,the Schools get more money for every child who is or has a IEP and on Drugs for ADD or ADHD and Bipolar and any other needs. I hope this helps and This is not just about you as a person or a parent,but also others that come here for help.
770551 tn?1305578901 Starting Caleb & myself on a Omega 3 Suppliment. He has problems with switching gears from one activity to another. He gets over stimulated & has a hard time calming down. He goes through cycles where he can't sleep (just like his Mom). He gives himself stress tummy aches in the morning before school but once he's there he's fine. My husband has a lot of anxiety problems & I have sleep problems & it looks like we've passed them on.
Avatar n tn the psychiatrist did evalution and it seem that her normal development got even more behind than it was 3 years ago with previous evaluation. Now they recommend a special school for kids with learning problems/ADHD or a private school. I cant afford a private school so I started looking at a school well known for helping kids with ADHD. The problem is that this school are about 100km from us so that would mean we have to put her in boarding school.
Avatar f tn There is no correct number when it comes to how many kids out of whatever number have ADHD. There is no known cause for ADHD. It is believed that it is genetic. I know mine is. My mother has it. ADHD is also more prevalent in the US than in other parts of the world. It sounds to me that you are saying that it's not possible for this many kids to have ADHD. And you also think that it should be treated with behavior modification instead of medication. In so cases that may be true.
Avatar f tn // And finally here are two links on adhd/add that will give you an overall view. I hope this helps. Best wishes!
Avatar f tn First, it is common practice when you are quoting an article as you did in the first post to say where you got the article from. That way others have a chance to see where that info came from. Second, the schools are getting federal assistance for special education because it is mandated that they provide assistance for those children who qualify. If they were not getting special funding, those children would not be getting the help they need.
Avatar f tn My daughter is 10 and since 2 has had behaviour problems . Every one won't help adhd won't get diagnosed because she is semi settled at scool despite getting out her seat umpteen times a day. She can not interact with other kids cause her attitude stops their interest to play with her and home life is a nightmare she won't do a thing I ask and thrives on winding my other two children up ...
Avatar f tn Have we all as parents just given up on raising our children and let the pharmacuetical companies do that for us? We have allowed schools to pressure us into medicating our children so that their jobs can be made easier, which is why I have homeschooled my wrongly diagnosed son, and not just one diagnosis, but many, which were all wrong, but they sure did try to throw out as many as they could. I know there are some children that do truely need medication, but the other 90% DO NOT.
Avatar n tn Hey Tom, I am also the CL on the ADHD forum and I gotta say I can completely understand you wanting to vent. In fact, I pretty much agree with all you have to say. I never sent a child outside my classroom unless I was with them so we could have a quite talk about something they did with out the rest of the class listening in. Then they always came back inside. This tended to happen more at middle school because the kids were only around for one period.
Avatar n tn I agree with you about the over load on kids these days. I take care of kids for a living and what my older children come home with for homework is out of this world. Our teachers express the same attitude when you ask them about how much the children receive in homework. I do know that it isn't there fault since the state decides what and when they have to teach things. Maybe if enough parents got together and went over the teachers heads then something can be done.
Avatar f tn Are there any ADD/ADHD schools in Texas for children who have behavior problems in regular public schools?
Avatar m tn That is very true. If you are in the states, there are laws that actually protect your son and guarantee his education. If he does not work out in a mainstream school, they MUST provide alternate schools for him. INCLUDING transportation. So, our city, for example, has a school for kids that have struggles such as your son. It's about 30 minutes from us.
Avatar f tn As a follow up to you original Post, this is Happening you are correct and it is very worrying for Moms if you read a lot of the Posts on the ADD and the ADHD Forum you will see what is happening, even Day care and pre schools are doing it , there is quite a lot of Talk regarding this very often the children are merely exhibiting Normal Child hood behavior and Tantrums and the Carer/Teacher is telling the Moms to have their Children evaluated,Most Moms and Dads need better parenting skillsthat
5066424 tn?1363135569 Yes, frustration is a part of ADHD. The kids just can't understand why they can't do what other people are doing (primarily in school). The most important thing that you can do is to learn all you can about ADHD! There are some very good sites with excellent practical things you can do. This site has lots of helpful ideas - And another good overall site is http://www.help4adhd.
Avatar n tn I am considering pulling him from the public school and enrolling him in a local parochial school - which I do not think is as advanced academically. I cannot afford any of the schools for "gifted children" at this point. Where can I look for resources and guidance?
Avatar n tn s needs. For my ADHD child, we do alot of hands on activities. He gets SO bored in front of a worksheet. So I am able to limit how many worksheets he does and help him to learn using his learning style. Schools teach one way, if your child doesn't learn that way, they quickly determine he is the problem, not them. I just don't think that is true. All kids learn differantly and we should not expect them to fit in the public school box.
Avatar n tn // also check out - I believe from my years of posting on the ADHD forum, that the single most important thing that you can do is to become an expert in ADHD because you are going to probably become the single most important change agent in his life (outside of meds). You will become his advocate in school.