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May 31, 2019 at 12:18 am in reply to: 7 year old daughter newly diagnosed. I'm overwhelmed and need help. #117392
Thank you for sharing your story. I’m completely overwhelmed. Our next IEP meeting isn’t until September or early October, but I’m definitely going to look into an advocate to help me at these meetings. I’m also looking to get her a private tutor this summer; hopefully she’ll be ahead of the game a little bit when school started back up again. Did you put any of your kids on medication?
My daughter (just turned 7, diagnosed with Inattentive ADHD) does this from time to time. She doesn’t necessarily wet herself completely, she goes a little in her panties. Basically, she gets so involved with what she’s doing, she doesn’t realize she really has to go to the bathroom until it’s too late. I tell her it’s no biggie and to maybe try she remember to go potty when she first feels the urge. I know that ADHD kids are hypersensitive and any shame or disappointment they feel is multiplied times 100. Staying calm, kind, and letting her know I’m not mad, angry, or upset has helped.May 24, 2019 at 4:50 pm in reply to: 7 year old daughter newly diagnosed. I'm overwhelmed and need help. #117194
Yes, definitely. I talked with my daughter’s teacher again yesterday, she mentioned she had talked to the VP again about my daughters issues with the inattentiveness… they(the school), seem to be missing my and the teacher’s point of: yes, my daughter is incredibly intelligent and does amazingly with school work when she’s one on one, she gets lost in a group setting when there’s multi step problem solving involved. I just wanted a little bit of in school tutoring for her, but they denied her saying she doesn’t have a “learning disability”. Basically they’ll let her get 3 grades behind before they will intervene. So frustrating!!!May 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm in reply to: 7 year old daughter newly diagnosed. I'm overwhelmed and need help. #116863
Thank you for the article you posted! I need to contact her pediatrician and get her involved as well. I honestly never thought of that. Hopefully she has some ideas or information on medications for us. Makes me so sad seeing my daughter struggle. Thank you again.May 18, 2019 at 12:34 pm in reply to: 7 year old daughter newly diagnosed. I'm overwhelmed and need help. #116862
Thank you for your response! So nice to hear I’m not alone! I’ve been seriously looking into medication. I feel like if she’s struggling to pick up the basics, how am I (or the school) going to get things through to her? She gives up before she even tries and nine times out of ten she can do the work or reading I’ve asked her to do (with reluctance of course). She’s doesn’t know or understand her potential and that hurts. Thank you again for your response😊May 18, 2019 at 12:21 pm in reply to: 7 year old daughter newly diagnosed. I'm overwhelmed and need help. #116861
So far, nothing has changed with her IEP. The school said because this has come up at the end of the year, they won’t make any modifications or even evaluate her for anything extra until the next school year begins. Right now she gets Speech for Expressive/Receptive delay, 20 minutes twice a week and she has come a long way. I was hoping to get her approved for in school tutoring, but she was denied. She’s incredibly intelligent and working with her one on one is much easier, still takes a lot of reminding for her to do her homework or reading, but she does do it. The classroom setting is the problem. She doesn’t hear much of what the teacher is saying, then gets lost easily. Her teacher has been wonderful, but one teacher for 22 children isn’t enough. She does what she can. My husband and I both work so homeschooling really isn’t an option for us… I was looking into private or charter schools but I hear there could be issues there as well. I’m just stuck. Thank you for your response and encouragement.