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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By melissa17s
Letitia, I think a lot of what you described...

Letitia,
I think a lot of what you described fits the Adhd combined type of adhd. I agree with Lindaonthemove to go talk to the person that performed the neuropsych dx and find out more details as...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-02-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By melissa17s
I think your new doctors will want a thorough...

I think your new doctors will want a thorough history for your dd. They may think more testing is required, but if you want it, then I think you need to let them know.   I was just at an epilepsy...
Forum: Parenting   02-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,549
Posted By melissa17s
To me it is smoke in mirrors.  The commercial...

To me it is smoke in mirrors.  The commercial implies that coke brings us together multiculturally, but that is far from the truth.  It is destructive culturally and environmentally....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By melissa17s
Who dxed your dc?  With the dx, they should have...

Who dxed your dc?  With the dx, they should have included a number of recommendations.  Although there are many "standard" dyslexia accommodations, not all kids need them or find some helpful.  The...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-20-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By melissa17s
I think you will have to find out what you have...

I think you will have to find out what you have in your area, but here are ideas I can think of around my area.  Our city parks and recs offer many programs throughout the year including day camps....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-13-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By melissa17s
I do not know if VA has legalized medical...

I do not know if VA has legalized medical marijuana, but you might find this interesting in regards to more natural medication...  http://realmofcaringfoundation.org/  The majority of the kids that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-11-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By melissa17s
I am so sorry your dd is going through this.  If...

I am so sorry your dd is going through this.  If there was not a known injury then usually the source of the seizures is called idiopathic (unknown).  It could be genetic.  I find epilepsy.com has...
Forum: Spirituality   01-06-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By melissa17s
Hello, we have been attending our local UU since...

Hello, we have been attending our local UU since ds was a baby.    Most recently, ds has been participating in the OWL program and really likes it.  He is totally willing to attend on OWL nights,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-30-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By melissa17s
This is what *I think*:  It is hard to back...

This is what *I think*:  It is hard to back track with relatives once they are invited in the house and they are behaving as they "normally" do.  From the start, I would make clear that you will do...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-29-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By melissa17s
Tell them to go put on his rose tinted glasses...

Tell them to go put on his rose tinted glasses because your kids are angels.  Maybe pat him squarely on the center of the face and say "there there" (we saw it on a Mindy project episode and have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-27-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By melissa17s
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by my3beasties http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391858/adhd-probable-dyslexia-stupid-sped-team#post_17532189)...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-22-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By melissa17s
I think you could indicate to the staff your...

I think you could indicate to the staff your interest in hiring a lawyer, if they keep trying to play doctor they may back down on medication.  However, sometimes it is easier to get them to listen,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By melissa17s
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by USAmma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393372/depakote-or-lamictal-side-effects#post_17522068)
 Thanks...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-13-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By melissa17s
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by heyxxmcfly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393372/depakote-or-lamictal-side-effects#post_17525465)

If...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-12-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By melissa17s
I also like Additude Magazine.   Another...

I also like Additude Magazine.   Another resource is chadd.org
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-11-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By melissa17s
We took ds to a psychologist that worked with...

We took ds to a psychologist that worked with kids with adhd.  He was not put on meds because he took meds for seizures that were problematic to mix.  He worked with the psychologist on strategies...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-30-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By melissa17s
:-( hope you are able to figure out what's going...

:-( hope you are able to figure out what's going on so your dd feels better.  
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-26-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By melissa17s
Queen of the Meadow,  we know when ds has missed...

Queen of the Meadow,  we know when ds has missed his pill, too, because he acts like he is tipsy.  His judgement can be slightly impaired (becomes more daring or impulsive) and his coordination gets...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-23-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 405
Posted By melissa17s
My ds took stavzar...

My ds took stavzar (http://www.epilepsy.com/medications/p_depakoteer_commonside), which is a form of valporic acid, like depakote,  that is extended release.  He was on it for 6-8 months for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-17-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,649
Posted By melissa17s
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by contactmaya http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,649
Posted By melissa17s
MaggieLC, CT would not rule out epilepsy,...

MaggieLC, CT would not rule out epilepsy, unfortunately.  If that were true, ds would be in the clear :(   It would however show areas with brain damage.  They use to look for tumors, injury...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,649
Posted By melissa17s
I would be leary of just getting a brain scan to...

I would be leary of just getting a brain scan to get a scan.  CT's can give a lot of radiation and should not be used unnecessarily.  MRI are better in regards to radiation, but are more challenging...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,649
Posted By melissa17s
I am going to jump in a little late, and not...

I am going to jump in a little late, and not fully following the conversations... Contactmaya asked, " What tests do they provide that would rule out adhd?  I may have mentioned earlier that my ped ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-23-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By melissa17s
It could be dyslexia.  Has your ds had a...

It could be dyslexia.  Has your ds had a neuropsych exam by a psychologist outside of the school?  It would be helpful in identifying his strengths and weaknesses and assessing his reading.  The...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-14-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By melissa17s
I think you need to have a conversation with him...

I think you need to have a conversation with him about whether or not he knows it is happening; it is an embarrassing subject for teen, but it could really cause major problems in certain...
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