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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-23-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Qestia
Thanks all. Anyway as an update I met with his...

Thanks all. Anyway as an update I met with his teacher and special ed coordinator yesterday and they are actually pretty concerned about what they perceive as an increase in anxiety and worry. So we...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-23-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Qestia
Thanks, all--BTW we have been doing many...

Thanks, all--BTW we have been doing many non-medication things to manage the ADHD for years, OT, social skills, karate, all in and out of school. He;s made a huge amount of progress but is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-21-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Qestia
I haven't posted in a zillion years but I'm...

I haven't posted in a zillion years but I'm totally confused by this one. My son was diagnosed with ADHD over a year ago following years of speech and occupational therapy (which we are continuing)....
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-21-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Qestia
I haven't posted in a zillion years but I'm...

I haven't posted in a zillion years but I'm totally confused by this one. My son was diagnosed with ADHD over a year ago following years of speech and occupational therapy (which we are continuing)....
Forum: Parenting   03-21-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Qestia
My son did get an ADHD diagnosis this summer...

My son did get an ADHD diagnosis this summer (but no prescription!) and I've got to say your daughter doesn't sound like she has the same issues at all. I think she's developmentally normal and if...
Forum: Parenting   03-21-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Qestia
I hear you. DH took a job about two years ago...

I hear you. DH took a job about two years ago that involves a lot of travel. At least he is always home on weekends. But his return involves adjustments too. And I'm home trying to work full-time...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-21-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By Qestia
It's definitely worth checking it out with your...

It's definitely worth checking it out with your ped, please do--but my 7 yo went through this this winter, and it more or less passed on its own. My son definitely has a lot of sensory issues, I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By Qestia
I struggle with similar issues, too, I feel like...

I struggle with similar issues, too, I feel like I'm always "on" DS in public "don't do this" "watch out" etc. It helps when I make expectations known clearly beforehand--like sitting in the parking...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Qestia
DS has ADHD and is better able to focus after he...

DS has ADHD and is better able to focus after he has a lot of movement breaks, they do this for him at school, too. At home he'll do a little homework, jump on the couch for a bit, then go back to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-18-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Qestia
Good point about the IEP. My son has an ADHD...

Good point about the IEP. My son has an ADHD diagnosis but his therapists agree his symptoms seem to be more sensory related. The services he gets through the school are wonderful and have really...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-10-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 37,537
Posted By Qestia
I'm about to start Suzuki violin with my four...

I'm about to start Suzuki violin with my four year old daughter. I'm also enrolling my 7 year old son in conventional piano lessons. I was a good horn player through college, but didn't start any...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Qestia
Ugh, my children are/were both in daycare and...

Ugh, my children are/were both in daycare and have had great experiences as I work full time but I would not put your child in there "to socialize" them--getting out in the world, interacting with a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-05-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Qestia
You can treat the symptoms without having a...

You can treat the symptoms without having a diagnosis, you know. I'm sure it differs a lot by state, but here in MA my son has been receiving accomodations through the public schools for four years...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-02-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Qestia
I think if I were you and touch base with the...

I think if I were you and touch base with the doc and insist he be seen again, and if the doc says it's nothing ask for detailed rationale. Although--I've had a gland like that on my neck (and a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-13-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By Qestia
I read that article and was absolutely...

I read that article and was absolutely horrified, I wouldn't keep my son in that school another day if they did that to him. I'm close to where that school is too and can vouch that it's extremely...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-11-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By Qestia
My 7 year old DS was identified as gifted and...

My 7 year old DS was identified as gifted and ADHD over the summer, but just wanted to join in to say he is also talking like a sullen teenager this past month. I attributed it to the fact that we...
Forum: Montessori   08-23-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By Qestia
Oh, please keep him in Montessori. I wavered for...

Oh, please keep him in Montessori. I wavered for so many years on whether to put my DS in Montessori, never did, now he's 7 and recently diagnosed with ADHD and I wish every day I had, it would be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-13-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,033
Posted By Qestia
Just chiming in that we recently had DS aged 7...

Just chiming in that we recently had DS aged 7 evaluated and he is ADHD and gifted (98th percentile) so yes, it's possible to be both. While there is some overlap in the symptoms, his trouble...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-06-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Qestia
We are awaiting the results of DS's testing but...

We are awaiting the results of DS's testing but my MIL -- who is generally awesome -- remarked that she thought the way DS doesn't respond when you talk to him is a control issue--he's "seeing what...
Forum: Parenting   07-27-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,546
Posted By Qestia
I dunno, a week ago I would have said yes, our...

I dunno, a week ago I would have said yes, our neighbors just had their third and I felt no envy at all, but the past week, out of nowhere, I've been questioning myself. I'm almost 38, have my 2...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-26-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By Qestia
We got that bed for DS a few years ago with the...

We got that bed for DS a few years ago with the same thought. Now, DS fell out of his normal bed every single night--so I was worried about the loft. But it hasn't happened once. There is a good...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Qestia
My 7 year old loves the captain underpants and...

My 7 year old loves the captain underpants and diary of a wimpy kid. I think the combination of graphics and text really works for this age.
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-13-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Qestia
Just want to chime in with a hug... DS doesn't...

Just want to chime in with a hug... DS doesn't have a diagnosis but has been getting OT for sensory issues for about 3 years now. It was really tough for me too when they first brought up OT--I was...
Forum: Learning at School   05-14-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,557
Posted By Qestia
Please don't rule out a college based on price....

Please don't rule out a college based on price. Generally the price you see if not the price you pay. But every college is now required to post a "net price" calculator on their website, where you...
Forum: Parenting   03-07-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,299
Posted By Qestia
Wow, really really sorry for what you went...

Wow, really really sorry for what you went through. :(
 
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