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For the most part, I don't think his other issues outside of attention are much of a problem.  He does have sensory issues with noise, but I haven't had him in any activities recently that would set this off (Still can't use blenders or drills around him and he barely started managing the vacuum cleaner 2 years ago.  Lately he copes by kind of humming loudly with the noise).  But he mostly does outside activities so I don't think this will be a problem.  I think I can...
The main activity he enjoys that I'm a bit worried about whether to mention or not is the outdoors program with municipal rec.  They have a health sheet for all the kids but it basically reads like "Are there any medical conditions that may impact upon the program".  So far, they have something to the effect that he has ADD and if he has a behavior issue let me know.  the last time the leader was worried his attention may affect listening skills needed not to get lost in...
Hi Linda, Thanks for responding.  It's nice hearing from someone who's been through this.  The last time DS had a full neuro-psych evaluation was age 7, but he continued to see and be evaluated by the diagnosing psychiatrist until a year and a half ago, when she made the decision he could be followed by a GP from there.  We moved soon after to a different school and GP.  The school just had him re-evaluated by the school psychologist and the Speech Language Pathologist...
Are you using an all wool Briggs and Little like the Heritage or does it have some nylon like tuffy?  That could effect it.  Also, whites don't always felt as well as non-bleached colors.  That being said, I've never had problems felting with Briggs and Little, in fact I've had several accidental episodes of felting.  Use extremely hot water and not to much natural laundry detergent.  put jeans or something rough in the wash with it to help rub.  if that doesn't work,...
My nearly 7 year old loves to play at being a knight.  Last year for his 6th birthday I made him a Waldorf doll with knight's clothes, a knight's cape and I bought him a lovely wood sword.  I spent 25$, which i think is a good deal, but certainly not as cheap as some of his friends' plastic dollar store swords.  He plays really hard with it, and I've had to remake the rope hilt, sand rough edges, etc.  Anyway, over the last couple of months some of his outdoor...
I don't have a pic just now but my youngest son (age 6) and I like making yarn dolls and yarn octopuses and either leaving the face blank or gluing on eyes.  I also used to make clothespin dolls with the older two children with a combo of drawing, gluing and yarn wrapping for clothes.
I like felting a hollow egg and then putting a needle felted or sewn chick inside the egg.  Knit and felted sheep have always been popular with my kids, too.
Here's the background:  My DS is now nearly 11 years old.  From the age of five he's been seen by specialists due to attentional problems, OCD behavior, ticks and poor social skills.  At age 7 he was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety "in the Tourette's spectrum" (meaning he tics).  There were always incongruencies with the diagnosis like the tics not being quite typical of anxiety induced tics, high attention span for pet topics, often under active except for...
Been there!  Our son actually suffered a depressive episode due to how he felt about himself and his ability at school.  He initially went on Straterra, with great results, and was able to concentrate enough to be the "real" kid with the great ideas I knew at home that he wasn't able to express in the busy school environment.  (We had previously homeschooled and he entered public school by his own wishes to be part of the community.  School success wasn't an issue for us...
I went to nursing school  during two pregnancies.  My very supportive husband worked his schedule around caring for baby # 1 when I was in school soon after (and then realized I was pregnant for number 2)  I had to leave during the first pregnancy because the physical aspects of the clinicals were bringing on spotting.  The LPN program I was in (CNA's are the same thing for those of you in the States) alternated biweekly between theory and clinicals so that I didn't have...
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