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What jumped out at me possible sensory issues. Check out http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/sensory-processing-disorder-checklist.html for a checklist. Preemie experiences and chronic pain would both make this more likely to me. The separation anxiety you describe sounds like all 3 of my boys at different stages. The one with "attachment insecurity" looked similar at the younger ages to the other 2 but was more intense. The 2 with more normal attachment could...
It just ate my really long post:( We are getting back to normal here, overall. Isaac's behavior continues to not be great at school-he has hit and/or thrown stuff everyday since back at school:( fairly decent behavior at daycare and home, though. I'm really glad some of y'all with older kids and adult adoptees have chimed in. I do find it easier to deal with having some labels and terms. Our school initially thought "bad parenting related/overly permissive" and did not...
I wanted to drop by to let y'all know I didn't mean to disappear. We had a bit of a kitchen fire last week, and have been dealing with all that entails. Everyone is ok, but I'm basically getting a new kitchen, and we were in a hotel for several days while they decontaminated the house. Isaac was a bit triggered but seems to be doing better now that we are home. I will be back to post more later but need sleep lol oh and if you don't have a fire extinguisher, please get...
When we moved to this city, Jimmy was just shy of 3 and transitioning to PPCD at school. We moved to this district because of how much we liked these schools when we visited them. I had emergency surgery (gallbladder) when jimmy's ARD was scheduled and after the mtg, which dh attended, several of the team members came *to my hospital room* to brief me in person. Same SpEd director/principal. I really hope that we can get this figured out for him. The SpEd qualification...
How old is your dd now? Ds is 4, he started meds about 6 weeks into this school year (pre-k). We were already headed there (had done the testing, were awaiting the follow up appt and ped appt) but he was majorly triggered attachment wise when his teacher was out and there was a sub. He turned into this scared, hitting, biting, yelling. He threw whatever he could grab and hit/kicked whoever happened to be in reach, not necessarily the instigator of whatever he...
So, all these years on the adoption boards here and I never realized how many of us dealt with similar sounding SN situations til the other thread. As I mentioned over there, I would love to share stories, situations, strategies, impact on siblings/partners...how we function in this unknown territory. We are dealing with a dx of severe ADHD-combined type, plus insecure attachment that can be, and is, currently triggered. Probably also some sensory issues, that we are...
Overall, I use little bribery in parenting, but do think there is a time and place for it. I mean, we do similar with ourselves just on a different level. For example, when I lost enough weight to need new jeans, I got the more expensive ones I preferred rather than any old pair from wherever. Plus, I love the whip cream idea! Of course, we sometimes make banana splits in our mouths-small slice of banana on the tongue, spoonful of ice cream, squirt of chocolate, and gobs...
Isaac takes Procentra, 5 mg in the morning and 2 1/2 mg after nap. Plus Intuniv for impulse control and to "smooth" his more emotional moments, except he gets 1mg every morning and night, rather than the typical 2mg 1x day, which for him got rid of the "med crash" at bed time, which was always difficult anyway. It was not pretty! The Procentra is a short acting liquid amphetamine, which lets us tweak the dose mg by mg as we need to. He also still takes Regular and time...
Connor has been home 6 years(!!!!) (he is 6 1/2 y now) this month, which is just unbelievable. He is doing great, in the 1st grade and rather mellow but extremely sociable and likable. He knows every child and teacher in his school, and who is friends with whom, their siblings, etc. He is a natural politician:) just charming but sincere! Isaac has been home 3 1/2 years (4 1/2y now) and is still a lovable handful. He was recently diagnosed with ADHD and after trying...
I'm so sorry. I'm guessing you may have tried these strategies, but thought I'd offer in case you hadn't. We always offer chocolate in some form after meds. It started out to cover the aftertaste, but has continued. We have used squares, m&m's, Oreos... If it is a small pill, perch in a spoonful of applesauce and swallow. If it is not timed released, a compounding pharmacist can make a liquid or even sometimes a transdermal gel. The liquid can be mixed with root beer or...
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