My son just turned 3. He has always been a little behind and reached his milestones later than other children his age (about 3-5 months later). I figured he was just developing at his own pace and ignored it. He is behind in speech and always has been, again, about 5 months behind other children his age. He has a lot of trouble focusing and paying attention. I can tell his mind races a lot. He acts very impulsively. I know he is having trouble and want to get him evaluated. If I could get him some help early, I think it would be a good idea. I know I could walk into a pedi's office and get him an ADD DX but I don't want to have him put on medication. My sister was on ritalin most of her life and I didn't like how it was used as a crutch. I'd like to avoid meds if at all possible.
Any advice on getting DS evaluated? We're in SW FL right now. Any suggestion on classes/things that would help him? He is in daycare 2 days per week and even the owner notices a delay.
Zen doula-mama to my spirited DS1 (2/03), my CHD (TAPVR) warrior DS2 (6/07) & a gentle baby girl (8/09)