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July 6th, 2007, 08:23 PM
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My nephew has it and my sister gets so frustrated but he is a very smart child. Do you have a child with ADHD and how do you handle the situation?
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July 7th, 2007, 03:03 PM
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My oldest son has ADHD but is also gifted. He was diagnosed at 4 years old. We really sturuggled in Kindergarten, 1st was better, 2nd was great, and we are not in 3rd yet! He is not on meds - mostly because the hyperactivity is the problem rather than the ADD.
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July 7th, 2007, 03:11 PM
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My son (3rd child) has ADD, but is actually hypOactive as compared to hypERactive. The treatments are similar, though.

I work with lots of kids with ADHD. How old is your nephew?

At school, we use many different methods of helping these kids to get the most out of their school day. We have textured seats, squeeze toys, and moving footrests. We also use brain gym, and other physical excersizes to help them focus. For example, we might take a student out in the hall and have them press against the wall with the palms of thier hands, or have them push their hands down on the top of their head. Sounds silly, but for some kids, this works.

I don't medicate my son. When I learned that the main ingredient in most of the common drugs used to treat ADD is a caffein derivative, I decided to try something different. I feed Nate chocolate for breakfast (pop tarts or doughnuts). Let me be clear that NO DOCTOR reccommended that I do it, I just thought I'd try it. For Nate, it works.

Your sister may have to try many different things, and many combinations, before she finds one that works.
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July 7th, 2007, 04:58 PM
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My son (3rd child) has ADD, but is actually hypOactive as compared to hypERactive. The treatments are similar, though.

I work with lots of kids with ADHD. How old is your nephew?

At school, we use many different methods of helping these kids to get the most out of their school day. We have textured seats, squeeze toys, and moving footrests. We also use brain gym, and other physical excersizes to help them focus. For example, we might take a student out in the hall and have them press against the wall with the palms of thier hands, or have them push their hands down on the top of their head. Sounds silly, but for some kids, this works.

I don't medicate my son. When I learned that the main ingredient in most of the common drugs used to treat ADD is a caffein derivative, I decided to try something different. I feed Nate chocolate for breakfast (pop tarts or doughnuts). Let me be clear that NO DOCTOR reccommended that I do it, I just thought I'd try it. For Nate, it works.

Your sister may have to try many different things, and many combinations, before she finds one that works.[/b]
Thank you so much for the advice and my nephew is 8 years old. He was in a remedial class at first and then they put him in regular class because he scored a certain grade and when EOG's came along, he did not do well at all. Now he is in summer school. She has him on meds and plus he sees a Psychiatrists but this may be for other reasons. However, thanks again for the information.
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