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Lily scored between the 91st and 94th percentiles for total ADD Combined Score on the Brown ADD Scales for Children. This puts her just under the clinical level of diagnosis of 95%.<br><br>
Her homeschool co-op teacher does not generally see any impairment of necessary activity, and that is what brought her total score down. If the teacher filling out the questionnaire had seen anything noteworthy, a clinical diagnosis would have been made. Her co-op teacher sees her once a week. I could not think of anyone else who sees her on a regular basis or in an educational setting, but none of her teachers have ever told us they had any concerns about her.<br><br><br>
I should mention that I have not been concerned about her attention aspect, but concerned far more with her impulsivity and hyperactivity aspect. She is still young, Kindergarten age, and is very rarely in an atmosphere where she has to attend to things for long periods.. Sunday School, homeschool co-op, Bible Study, everything in her classes is age appropriate in length to accommodate for the attention span of young children. I was interested to see if she was having issues with disobedience or attention seeking or more with impulsivity control, and it would seem that there is something going on besides or in addition to the norm, since she scored in the borderline realm.<br><br>
The report states: "Lily frequently displays 8 out of 9 hyperactivity-impulsivity symptoms, and 8 out of 9 inattention symptoms. Dr. M. noted that during the interview with me, although activities and games were provided, Lily was constantly moving, turning upside down on the couch, rolling around on the floor, and walking around on her knees. During the testing sessions, Lily was very well behaved. She seemed motivated to perform well."<br><br>
The psychologists's advice was to read up on ADD and ADHD, including the book Helping your ADD Child by Taylor. We were encouraged to monitor her inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive symptoms, and if they begin to inhibit her daily functioning at home and in academic settings, causing difficulties in her relationships, etc, we should have her re-evaluated.<br><br><br>
It may be also that if she is receiving adequate sensory input to wear her out, like trampoline jumping and stuff, it will help moderate her hyperactive tendancies. Ive come across a lot of things while reading about Grace's issues that would help Lily too. In the Sensational Kids SPD book, they have a chart with SPD Sensory Seeker in one column and ADHD hyerpactivity/impulsivity subtype in the other, and I really dont know which column fits her better.<br><br>
Now I will be reading about ADHD and more about how to give her sensory input to see if it helps moderate her behaviour at all.<br><br>
Thanks for reading!
 

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Interesting. Let us know how the changes work.
 
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