I'm Kathleen, mom to 2 DD's, Zoe dob 6/20/98 and Ariel dob 5/16/2001, wife to DH Mark.
Zoe appears to have ADHD and may have SID. She has attended a pre primary impaired class in our public school district since Feb. 2002.
She has been taking Ritalin for about 6 weeks now and her summer school teacher thinks it is helpiing her attend better to tasks.
She was initially qualified for the PPI class for speech delay and delay in fine motor skills.
She does poorly on standardized tests due to her lack of ability to attend. She definitely perceives the world differently than DH and I do! We're never sure how much she actually understands. We don't know if she is not paying attention, cannot understand, or cannot respond.
Discipline is a huge issue. My parents perceive there is a lack of it and my father now ignores her as much as possible when they visit.
He does however, shower her sister w/affection & attention.
Zoe is a very happy, outgoing, personable, and energetic 5 yo.
We hope she will thrive in a regular kindergarten class this fall w/a full time aide.