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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-22-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mysweetboys
I'm not familiar with touch chat, but I work...

I'm not familiar with touch chat, but I work with kids who use Proloquo 2 go on an iPad, and around here it is almost never prescribed on an iPod because it requires so much more scrolling through...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-03-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By mysweetboys
I would be concerned with that duration and...

I would be concerned with that duration and frequency, paired with the headache and nap afterwards. I know lots of people do have blinking as a tic, or related to allergies... but it can also be...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-09-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By mysweetboys
Yes, that is possible. After the first dose...

Yes, that is possible. After the first dose increase he actually verbalized way more anxiety than he had previously, which would fit with that theory. But after the most recent dose increase he...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-09-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By mysweetboys
My 8 y.o. DS is on a fairly substantial dose of...

My 8 y.o. DS is on a fairly substantial dose of Zoloft for anxiety (75 mg), and we noticed a substantial decrease in his anxiety after the most recent dose increase (roughly a month ago). However,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-24-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysweetboys
OP here... it is strange to see I thread that I...

OP here... it is strange to see I thread that I started so long ago pop up. Interesting timing, as we just recently did get another Psychiatric opinion due to another huge flare-up in anxiety and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-13-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By mysweetboys
So is the teacher saying that she thinks the...

So is the teacher saying that she thinks the correct action was taken?? I hope she is just trying to clarify exactly what actions were taken and by whom... I actually think it's even worse someone...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-12-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By mysweetboys
I can really identify with what you are going...

I can really identify with what you are going through. DS#1 also has fears that come and go for no reason, and he has severely restricted what he will eat in part based on previous gagging...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-12-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By mysweetboys
Did someone stay in the room with him? I suppose...

Did someone stay in the room with him? I suppose I could see an adult taking an inconsolable child to another room (whatever room is available) to try to help them calm down if it was extremely...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-11-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By mysweetboys
We just started our 8 y.o. DS on Zoloft after...

We just started our 8 y.o. DS on Zoloft after several years of trying other (non-medication) options, including play therapy, counseling, cognitive behavioral treatment, etc. His anxiety is always...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-06-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,299
Posted By mysweetboys
Typically the fisted grip with the little finger...

Typically the fisted grip with the little finger closest to the tip (palmar supinate grasp) is outgrown before 3 years of age unless the child has other motor difficulties. This grip requires larger...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,299
Posted By mysweetboys
Is the fist grip with the little finger closest...

Is the fist grip with the little finger closest to the pencil tip, or with the index finger closest to the pencil tip? How are her fine motor skills otherwise (e.g. can she pick up small objects...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-01-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By mysweetboys
The M-CHAT is a screening tool for toddlers to...

The M-CHAT is a screening tool for toddlers to assess whether they are at risk of Autism Spectrum disorder; it can be used starting at 16 months. If you google it you should be able to find the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-08-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By mysweetboys
I would think that a large component of the...

I would think that a large component of the assessment will be parent questionnaires and/or interview. I would definitely ask fo IQ testing if you suspect he is 2e (although if he is not compliant...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-05-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysweetboys
Thanks to both of you for your replies.   ...

Thanks to both of you for your replies.
 
Re: fall being worse...I am not entirely sure why. Initially we thought there must be seasonal allergies as both spring and fall were far worse both in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-03-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysweetboys
Well, we met with the Pediatrician today and we...

Well, we met with the Pediatrician today and we are arranging a meeting at the school to discuss what they can put in place to decrease anxiety/social stress. The Ped thinks we can do this without...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-26-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysweetboys
We will look into getting another psychiatrist's...

We will look into getting another psychiatrist's opinion, but I don't think it will be a straightforward process (and they would likely have access to the record from this consultation which I think...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-22-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By mysweetboys
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysweetboys
Thanks for the support. Still processing...

Thanks for the support. Still processing everything... I had really hoped this appointment would help to clarify the true issues and/or diagnosis (didn't really care about the label as much as the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-20-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysweetboys
Well, the issue around disclosing diagnosis or...

Well, the issue around disclosing diagnosis or not is off the table for now. The Psychiatrist who did the telepsych conference (video conference) today thinks the Psychologist's interpretations and...
Forum: Parenting   04-19-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,836
Posted By mysweetboys
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-19-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysweetboys
I have rearranged my work schedule so that...

I have rearranged my work schedule so that either DH or I can pick him up daily after school, which has been working well. Arranging to take him in the morning is more difficult - DH can't do it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-18-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysweetboys
He discloses very little to us about school, but...

He discloses very little to us about school, but from the bits and pieces we have been able to put together most of the things he is anxious/upset about seem to be either social or sensory related....
Forum: Parenting   04-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,836
Posted By mysweetboys
I have been reading this thread with interest,...

I have been reading this thread with interest, and I am surprised at the different interpretations people have...
 
Re: spirited... I had no idea people would interpret this term in such a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-17-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysweetboys
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-15-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,982
Posted By mysweetboys
Thanks for the input! We will definitely hold...

Thanks for the input! We will definitely hold off on disclosing until we have another opinion, and will re-evaluate after that.
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