Special Needs

  1. Special Needs Dysgraphia...(more) 4 hr 25 min ago (1 reply)
    anyone have a dc with dysgraphia in mainstream private school? what kind of accommodations does your dc receive?
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    • Ds has dysgraphia in a public school. 7th grade. 4 hr 22 min ago
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  2. Special Needs Anyone take their SN dc to a naturopath?...(more) 6 hr 11 min ago (0 replies)
    Dd10's therapist is a big advocate for naturopathy and said it may help dd with her anxiety and food issues (not a great eater and low energy, still picky, etc). Wondering if anyone on the SN board has had experience (good or bad) with a naturopath. Thx.
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  3. Special Needs 9yo has mild ASD. Have never had therapy before and having final intake tomorrow to start aba soon. Ds says he is fine and doesn't need therapy, really not happy about it. Tell...(more) 6 hr 21 min ago (4 replies)
    him that therapist will be here tomorrow afternoon now, tomorrow morning, when I pick him up at school tomorrow?
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    • Prepare him 6 hr 21 min ago
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    • When you pick him up. Why ruin your day and his. 6 hr 20 min ago
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    • Tell him now. Surprises like that undermine trust & make kids reluctant to go to bed. 6 hr 14 min ago
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      • That's the thing. I don't want him to feel like I tricked him, but he is so going to have. Fit when I tell him,and I don't want it to be the cause of bad behavior at school...(more) 6 hr 7 min ago
        tomorrows because he is anxious
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  4. Special Needs Is this scale for real? i lost five pounds in one montb (yay) and thrn gained 3 (!) pounds in one week?? 6 hr 46 min ago (2 replies)
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  5. Special Needs My dd is 3.5. she used to sit on my lap and i would read to her. now she wants to flip thru the book lightening fast. same with flahcards we used to go nice and slow. her...(more) 6 hr 53 min ago (5 replies)
    attention Span should be growibg as shr gets older, not shorter. I need your advice pkease!!
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    • sorry. on ph typing 6 hr 52 min ago
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    • My neurotypical 3.5yo ds is exactly the same 6 hr 52 min ago
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      • I think it will get worse before it gets better and will iimprove again closer to 5yo 6 hr 51 min ago
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      • Np: mine too 6 hr 51 min ago
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    • less screen time 6 hr 42 min ago
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  6. Special Needs Oops....(more) 8 hr 34 min ago (4 replies)
    • Just FYI that you are posting to the SN board. You'll probably get more response on toddler! 8 hr 30 min ago
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      • LOL I KNOW!!! I posted on SN about my ds and switching to intuiv, and I forgot to change back 8 hr 28 min ago
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        • Np: I like see the diverse interests in reading material. 8 hr 27 min ago
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  7. Special Needs Well this is a happy little article...(more) 8 hr 44 min ago (1 reply)
    • Good (end) times 8 hr 25 min ago
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  8. Special Needs How do I talk to the doctor about switching ds meds? I read something and it fits ds to a T and I think we should try something else, but the meds now, are helping. what do you...(more) 8 hr 47 min ago (11 replies)
    think? I don't want to be dr. google but this rang true for us http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/10121.html
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    • It's easy to say " we'd like to try intuniv" but it really slows them down. Is your son impulsive and explosive? We've thought about intuniv as a last resort 8 hr 43 min ago
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      • The impulsivity has really calmed down. It is more the emotinoal crap. I don't think explosive is the right word for what it is. It's more that everyone is out to get him and...(more) 8 hr 42 min ago
        everything is someone elses' fault which I know is ver common with ADHD kids.
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    • IME, tell them what you read, and ask if it is something to consider. The DR should be able to give you pros and cons for your child. 8 hr 42 min ago
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      • Does that make me seem like a dr. google parent lol 8 hr 41 min ago
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        • Np- i keep reading it and it does sound likeep additudes published an Intuniv press release 8 hr 34 min ago
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        • no. it makes you an advocate for your ds. 8 hr 34 min ago
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        • No, it makes you seem like you aren't afraid to bring something up. The Dr doesn't care where you saw the info first. 8 hr 22 min ago
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    • "When do we consider tying new meds bc on the current med we still see x symptoms. Is that something cbt can help, or a new med or is it woth switching? ". To be honest I find...(more) 8 hr 40 min ago
      itmohe concerning that you are worried about having this conversation. You should feel comfortable with your dr that you can say anything.
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      • No, I do feel comfortable, I hate being that parent and dr. google lol 8 hr 39 min ago
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        • Yes, ha, I get that. A googled parent is also an educated one. It's one thing to be a know it all and another to be a parent who wants to know more and have an educated...(more) 8 hr 35 min ago
          conversation with the dr. The dr is the expert in meds but your the expert in your child. Both are equally important. That's why I suggested to focus on your dcs behavior and ask what other med options are available to for those symptoms. Then you weight all the options as a team.
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  9. Special Needs Dcs birthday is the first day of school, Tuesday. We still don't have teacher assignments but they did say that there was a student with serious food born allergies in the class...(more) 10 hr 7 min ago (5 replies)
    so all food sent in for celebrations need to be approved 3 days prior. Wwyd? I really don't want to be a gnat and bug about teacher assignment but it's also dcs bday so he wants something sent. 5th grade.
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    • your kid can celebrate late in order to make sure another kid is going to be ok, lady 10 hr 5 min ago
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      • The other schools will be fine - and I am willing to send in something acoomidting to all. My concern is letting that other mom know to send in a treat on day 1 as most of my...(more) 10 hr 2 min ago
        friends with kids with sever allergies don't trust anyone's else's kitchen.
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        • so you have to wait 10 hr 1 min ago
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    • 5th grade!? My kids were to embarrassed to have cupcakes or whatever send to the class by that age 9 hr 58 min ago
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      • Yeah it's starting but he's insisting. There were even full class parties over the summer. I agree it will stop soon. 9 hr 56 min ago
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  10. Special Needs Reliant Bus Co. Any btdt? We didn't have them last year but they will be our new bus co. They do things differently than our last company. They want me to call first day of school...(more) 13 hr 25 min ago (6 replies)
    In the morning to see what time pick up is. The receptionist can only guess at our time. Last year's company had the driver call a few days before and introduce herself and she gave me an estimate time. Thx
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    • The bus is always a mess the first few days so maybe the don't want to guesstimate and have parents upset with them. Every year, the bus is 40 minutes late on the first day no...(more) 12 hr 58 min ago
      matter what they say. It can't be helped.
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    • I'm not in NYC but have been on here long enough that I simply don't understand why NYC BOE does not make the bus companies to a trial run of the route before school starts. I...(more) 12 hr 1 min ago
      know, its NYC BOE so there are a lot of common sense things that don't happen but it seems like a run through would ease a lot of the problem.
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      • some bus companies do do trial runs 11 hr 59 min ago
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      • They do trial runs, but they aren't done in real time. Plus there is always confusion. It takes a few weeks for the routes to get ironed out. 8 hr 19 min ago
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        • Even with trial runs, you would be surprised at the difference in traffic when schools are in session and when they are not. I work at a school and start a few weeks before the...(more) 6 hr 2 min ago
          kids and my commute is cut in half.
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          • when the students are not back at school yet. 6 hr 2 min ago
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  11. Special Needs Bus company not answering phone again, I left VM, trying to figure out what time pickup will be - does allowing 5 minutes per stop sound right? If we are 5 in the sequence we...(more) 17 hr 22 min ago (4 replies)
    should be ready for pickup 25 minutes after route begins?
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    • more than that if stops are far. it can take ten minutes between stops and then five just for the kid to get on. 17 hr 19 min ago
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    • be ready at that time but prepare your child for lateness 15 hr 3 min ago
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    • I think there's variation between stops on the route. 6 hr 1 min ago
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  12. Special Needs Does anything help with I internal dialogue that ASD DC struggle with? 9-1-2015 10:10pm (9 replies)
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    • Try DBT 9-1-2015 10:11pm
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      • No, what is dbt 9-1-2015 10:14pm
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        • Np: cbt - therapy to learn how to manage the thoughts and mess can help too 9-1-2015 10:16pm
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          • Do you mean meds 9-1-2015 10:18pm
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            • Ha yes 9-1-2015 10:30pm
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            • What mess? I was told by several doctors meds do not work for internal distraction 11 hr 38 min ago
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              • yes, that is true. SSRI's only work on part of the ASD population. My ASD dc was one of the lucky ones that it works for. The meds along with CBT stopped a lot of the...(more) 10 hr 58 min ago
                internalizing. It also depends on what the cause of the internal dialogue is as there are different approaches.
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                • Can I ask how the CBT help? DS has had sessions for 4 months and I see no difference. If anything sometimes he seems worse in termss of being lost in his own head esp when...(more) 7 hr 8 min ago
                  overwhelmed. I feel like the sessions themselves made him nervous. What other treatment helps with this? My DS is just too lost in his own head
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    • I don't know. Ds is 12 and we have this issue. We try to re-direct him as much as possible but it's a lot of work. We try to set times for him to "be with his imagination" and...(more) 19 hr 12 min ago
      times to pay attention and be in reality with us.
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  13. Special Needs Is the Manhattan location of windword for middle school? 9-1-2015 9:49pm (21 replies)
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    • ^windward 9-1-2015 9:50pm
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    • I don't believe so- it's in Westchester 9-1-2015 9:51pm
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      • No, there is one in uws now too 9-1-2015 9:52pm
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        • it's upper east, east 90's near 2nd ave, though there is a temporary location for this year, I think. DS graduated and I'm trying to move on otherwise I'd look at the website for...(more) 9-1-2015 9:55pm
          you. :)
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          • The temporary location is 97th and Amsterdam. I walked by it today 9-1-2015 9:57pm
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    • this school year the manhattan campus will have 3-6 grades. next year 2-7, eventually will go from 1-9 as does the one in Westchester. 9-1-2015 9:54pm
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      • Oh, good. We are looking for middle school soon 9-1-2015 9:56pm
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        • would you not be interested in the westchester campus? 9-1-2015 9:58pm
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          • I live in NYC so it's not really convenient 9-1-2015 9:59pm
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            • ok. but you know that so many NYC kids attend the Windward in westchester? they take a bus of car service. i'm just saying that sometimes, in SN school world, "convenient" is...(more) 9-1-2015 10:01pm
              not your primary concern.
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              • But now she has the option in manhattan. Why would she go to Westchester 9-1-2015 11:25pm
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                • well, it's a nicer campus for one. my two favorite teachers there are now in manhattan, but I am not sure that would be a deal breaker for me, if I had a son who really, really...(more) 9-1-2015 11:27pm
                  needed to be on a campus and have the opportunity to be outside daily, in a large gym, large classrooms, etc. There are pros and cons to both situations. also, they don't accept you into Manhattan just because you live in manhattan....there are fewer seats in manhattan....so you still might be accepted to Westchester.
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                  • This post has been disliked 4 times. show^^and only someone extremely entitled woudl turn down a spot in SN school bc it wasn't "convenient." 9-1-2015 11:27pm
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                    • Omfg. Are you serious? You are on the sn board. People's kids have different issues and for some kids traveling is an issue 9-1-2015 11:29pm
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                      • for most Windward kids, traveling isn't the issue at all. 19 hr 9 min ago
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                        • Right because the ones who it would be an issue for don't go. 12 hr 9 min ago
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                    • Some kids have options and Winward either campus is not always the first choice. For some kids other schools are a better fit. You sound pretty entitled yourself 19 hr 15 min ago
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                      • while this is absolutely true, I have only heard of people applying to Windward who are so desperate to get in there that they would travel on their heads to get there if it meant...(more) 18 hr 38 min ago
                        a spot. I've never met anyone who was at all blase about it. I'm sure there are people who are ambivalent and blase, I've just never met them,
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                        • I know 2 families that chose Churchill over Winward and mainly because they didn't want their dc traveling to Westchester. They thought it would take too ugh time and they were...(more) 12 hr 13 min ago
                          really please to have Churchill as an option. Both downtown families and althought I know families that travel from downtown it adds an extra half hour to the commute
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                  • There has only been one year of acceptances for manhattan. I bet going forward they will try to keep manhattan kids in manhattan 9-1-2015 11:29pm
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                    • Which would be great for Westchester and CT kids because there are so few SN schools in the area. 9-1-2015 11:54pm
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  14. Special Needs I really worry about my 11yo ADHD ASD son. I am so scared for his future. Medicated, but he still makes such bad judgement, and everything is against him and he is always the...(more) 9-1-2015 9:28pm (1 reply)
    vicitm. I am terrified of the teen years.
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    • Kids change a lot in these years. 12 hr 56 min ago
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  15. Special Needs You know, If josh does write the tell all book I would so read it. 9-1-2015 9:22pm (1 reply)
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    • ^^^menat for toddler 9-1-2015 9:22pm
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  16. Special Needs Trying again: ds is 11yo. He is on Focalin XR 15mg. A friend of mine with a child who has SN sent this to me. This is my ds to a T. I am not sure about the difference between...(more) 9-1-2015 9:11pm (6 replies)
    Focalin and INuniv and I don't know if I want to mess with his meds as they seem to work. He has had tons of therapy, but I don't know if they focused on this. Curious as to your thoughts and any help on the difference between the 2 http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/10121.html
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    • Intuniv is better for calming hyperactivity or impulse but not for focus. Makes you tired and potentially gain weight. 9-1-2015 9:16pm
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      • The Focalin seems to have calmed the impulse, but his anxiety is through the roof as is the emotional stuff. I worry so much. I am so tired. It's like before we medicated the adhd...(more) 9-1-2015 9:17pm
        masked the anxiety
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        • I would think other anxiety meds would be better. 9-1-2015 9:19pm
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          • we have an appointment with his doc next month I will talk to him then. Maybe more talk therapy is the way to go 9-1-2015 9:20pm
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            • Stimulants like Focalin worsen anxiety. Common side effect and often you need another led to counteract it 9-1-2015 10:08pm
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        • np; mine os on focalin AND an anti-anxiety. the combination helps a LOT. But I hope she isn't depended on meds forever. 9-1-2015 9:22pm
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  17. Special Needs What is the difference between Intuitv and Focalin? 9-1-2015 8:45pm (7 replies)
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    • Hey, disliker, I have a ds who is on Focalin.He has serious anxiety issues and emotional issues and we are thinking about switching or adding so I am trying to sort this out. 9-1-2015 8:49pm
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      • I think it's someone who is disliking every post. Sometimes this idiotic disliker goes on a rampage and tonight they must be looking at all boards. 9-1-2015 8:52pm
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        • no, now it has 2 dislikes. SIgh. I just read an article about emotional dysregulation and ADHD kids and it sounds like my ds to a t. He is on 15mg of Focalin XR right now, but it...(more) 9-1-2015 8:55pm
          seems like INuntiv actually works on that emontional part where as Focalin doesn't, so I am just asking for advie
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          • Ignore the dislikes! It is not coming from anyone you need to pay attention to, I PROMISE. 9-1-2015 8:58pm
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            • can you help? :) 9-1-2015 8:58pm
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              • I wish I could or I would have answered you right away...my dc has never been on stims :( 9-1-2015 9:01pm
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      • I don't know but I have a ds on Intuniv, its been very helpful (he is ASD, teh same above starting Abilify). only bummer is the generic is not an option, made him very irritable!...(more) 9-1-2015 9:09pm
        and the branded is $$$$$)
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  18. Special Needs Update from last week: 10 year DS is starting Abilify, 0.5 mgs to start. The psych we say yesterday spent an hour with DH and I and was fully on board with Abilify... but then...(more) 9-1-2015 7:55pm (8 replies)
    later spent an hour w/ds and told me can't believe its the same child as I described. Naturally, ds was perefectly compliant and calm, tried to please. And he was with his behavioral therapist with whom he NEVER melts down. this is a week after I had to restrain him on the floor twice, screaming, outside the toilets on a long haul flight. and he chased people down the street at Disney shouting at them not to cough. (But I got th Abilify)
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    • Next time he melts down take video to show the dr. I have had to do that to show disbelieving experts all of dc's life! 9-1-2015 7:56pm
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      • DH has a view videos of ds just shouting.. but none of the major meltdowns (we're usually not able to get the phone out as we're tryig to restrain him) 9-1-2015 7:58pm
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        • FEW videos 9-1-2015 7:59pm
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        • I hear that! But at least that gets you to the point where the doctor sees someone besides Mr. Totally Compliant. 9-1-2015 8:00pm
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    • my ds is like this too…had a full NP exam and the really had to stretch to say he has ADHD…completely zones out in school but during NP testing was alert and compliant , polite...(more) 9-1-2015 8:07pm
      etc...
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      • Did the NP do a school observation? 9-1-2015 8:38pm
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        • this was a ped psych, I needed someone local who could prescribe. My NP is based in Singapore (we're in HK) and she observes him 2x a year in school and has seen the behavior, but...(more) 9-1-2015 9:08pm
          she can't prescribe locally. He's been on Prozac which I was comfortable with her managing from overseas, but she wanted me to have someone local for the Abilify... also, he's good in school. Mostly 1x1 w/ABA trained therapists, some mainstreaming.
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          • Sorry! my question was for the OR who said her NP didn't see the inattention. 9-1-2015 9:10pm
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  19. Special Needs I am so sad that school starts tommorrow. Back to constant issues after a relatively stress-free summer. 9-1-2015 4:40pm (4 replies)
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    • Homeschool. 9-1-2015 4:42pm
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      • not an option 9-1-2015 4:44pm
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        • ^^^and ds was at camp this summer, the issue is more the school structure 9-1-2015 4:44pm
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    • I feel the same way. I always consider homeschooling but I'm just not qualified. 9-1-2015 6:06pm
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  20. Special Needs Sensory 7yo dd's newest thing is to crave nuzzling her nose against me or dh. When she does it dh, she gets him right in the belly. With me, it's right in the chest and she ends...(more) 9-1-2015 4:33pm (1 reply)
    up like motor boating me lol! I keep redirecting, correcting, but wish I could come with some sort of replacement for what she's seeking. If she gets tired especially, she just gets like laser-focused and faceplants into me
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  21. Special Needs Early days yet but kid is liking college. I think we found one that is a good fit 9-1-2015 3:33pm (4 replies)
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    • Awesome! Can you tell us what school? 9-1-2015 3:34pm
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    • oh great! where? 9-1-2015 3:34pm
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      • love it--congrats to all! 9-1-2015 7:42pm
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    • that made my day! 9-1-2015 7:56pm
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  22. Special Needs Perspective, please - 8yo is old enough to know not to do things like mix up your pasta with your fingers, right? Sensory SN, but I feel like that should no longer affect her...(more) 9-1-2015 12:57pm (6 replies)
    ability to not eat like a cave person :)
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    • Yes, that is something an 8yo can master. 9-1-2015 12:58pm
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    • tell that to my dh. just keep reminding dc to use fork. 9-1-2015 12:58pm
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    • there is no analysis. just correct her. 8 is borderline. of course the perfect parents here wouldnt tolerate that...but hang in there 9-1-2015 12:59pm
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      • That's the nice thing about the SN board, we all know there's no perfection! 9-1-2015 2:05pm
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    • op - I'm just afraid kids are going to make fun of her. Her manners are so terrible, and yes we model, correct, etc. Hoping with age it will improve 9-1-2015 1:00pm
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    • I started getting on mine at that age. I told him he could do it but that kids would start noticing and make fun of it. If he did not care that's fine but that he should know...(more) 9-1-2015 2:34pm
      that's his choice to behave that way. We also took them to a fancy place and explained that when he is older that you may have to do dinners with your job, or a date but now it's just dinner at friends and sleepovers and eatting past with your hands at x friends house may not get you invited to another sleepover.
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  23. Special Needs Traveling with kids tomorrow. JetBlue has been amazing. Giving us even more speed so my 11 yo ds (adhd/ocd/anxiety/mood disorder) ds doesn't lose it waiting in huge lines. Called...(more) 9-1-2015 12:14pm (16 replies)
    today to ask for it- or pay for it- totally didn't care. The agent said "well, is he in a wheel chair? Because then we can make accommodations." I lost it. If you could SEE my sons challenges than you want to help me. But because he has mental health issues its against TSA regulations... This crystalized the struggle. My son 'looks normal' to many. Then he rages and the many then think he's a brat. I wish I could impart in a word how hard he tries. How everything in his life is about trying to fit a type, a role, in a box he can not and will never fit in. He gets shushed by strangers for cheering on his favorite tennis player. He gets stared at when he cries out of frustration. He is called a liar when anxiety exaggerates the real physical pain injuries have caused him. I am nervous about 6th grade. About grades and girls and judgements coming down from new sources. But I am wildly frustrated and angry at a world that still treats mental health issues as t
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    • if there was some way you could say to people, my son is trying very hard, it may not seem like that to you, but we apprecitae your patience and understanding 9-1-2015 12:16pm
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      • OP I do say that. But as many have told me "You are lucky he's good looking". He doesn't look the way strangers think a child with special needs should look. So the stares and...(more) 9-1-2015 12:23pm
        often comments (especially from uber drivers!) continue
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        • NP: this is my son to a T. he has a lot of the same stuff as your ds with ld's as well. he is gorgeous with huge blue eyes. we get the "you're lucky he is good looking" comment...(more) 9-1-2015 6:41pm
          too.
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    • I hear you. I am appalled that insurance companies lump mental illness with addiction. I am appalled that they won't pay for ds' psychiatrist. Hang in there! Wish I could...(more) 9-1-2015 12:16pm
      offer more concrete help.
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      • OP here- actually I understand addiction and mental illness being put together. My sister battled depression and addivtion and lost that battle at 40. But I also understand your...(more) 9-1-2015 12:19pm
        point. I think as a society we stigmatize both and those who need our care the most get censure.
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    • Confused - has JetBlue been helpful or not? Who won't make accomodations? 9-1-2015 12:17pm
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      • sorry- they have been helpful in the past. This morning I got the wheelchair comment. 9-1-2015 12:18pm
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        • I'm sorry. That sucks. 9-1-2015 12:18pm
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          • I was crying. The agent put me on hold and went back to her supervisor. She came back and gave me the more speed pass. I apologized for being curt. She said she realized I was...(more) 9-1-2015 12:22pm
            right. then told me her 18 year old daughter was out of school for 10 months with anxiety... It was incredible that doing her job put her in a position she knows ALL too well as a mom to a child with mental health issues.
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            • It sounds like they corrected their mistake and helped you out which is great. 9-1-2015 12:39pm
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              • yes. I guess my rant is that the default is not to allow these exceptions. 9-1-2015 12:41pm
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                • Most people will help once educated, the person now will think twice when helping someone 9-1-2015 12:57pm
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                  • I agree completely (OP here again) I guess my frustration is the intolerance at the institutional level. 9-1-2015 4:45pm
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    • my friend just sent me this. REad it...(more) 9-1-2015 12:17pm
      • In my sons first therapy session at 5 with Nick Seivert they played chess. After 6 minutes Nick came out to talk to me. He said my son could tell he was losing by looking at the...(more) 9-1-2015 12:28pm
        board. Nick said "You seem to be getting very frustrated. Winning must mean a lot to you." my son answered "If I don't win than I am nothing." That article is wildly on point. My ds is medicated. It stopped the self injurious language he started using at 6 and allowed him to make friends. He couldn't live without it.
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        • it really is. 9-1-2015 12:36pm
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  24. Special Needs When does school start for your sn child? where are located? private or public? 9-1-2015 11:32am (16 replies)
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    • he starts this thurs, 9/3 in a SN funded private school in NY 9-1-2015 11:32am
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      • Us too and I think our school is the only one in NY that's starting before Labor Day. I don't know any other SN schools that are. 9-1-2015 11:35am
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    • it started 8/17. public. not in ny area 9-1-2015 11:33am
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    • NYC, both my kids start 9/9, one private, one public. Soooooo late. 9-1-2015 11:39am
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      • Between late Labor Day and all the holidays, this is a pretty thin September for school days! 9-1-2015 11:40am
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    • 9/10, nyc, private 9-1-2015 11:47am
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    • 9/8 private, NYC school is horrible in September and this 3 week break is killing me. Please let it be October already 9-1-2015 12:08pm
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      • private school is open during Jewish holidays? 9-1-2015 12:11pm
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        • No closed for the holidays, So there are 3 weeks of 1/2 weeks for September. Working full time and juggling days off with the long break at the end of summer is rough 9-1-2015 12:39pm
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    • Churchill 9/8 9-1-2015 1:36pm
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    • Cooke 9/10. With half days the 10th and 11th. Can't wait for school! Sorry we have half days at first. 9-1-2015 2:03pm
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    • 9/9 public ICT in Brooklyn. 9-1-2015 6:08pm
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    • mainstream private, new jersey, 9/8. SN school graduate 9-1-2015 9:58pm
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    • Started August 17, charter 13 hr 29 min ago
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      • ^^in Manhattan 13 hr 29 min ago
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    • Started 8/24. therapeutic boarding school. 13 hr 26 min ago
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  25. Special Needs PSA: For parents who are going through the evaluation process for Early Intervention (EI) -- there is an amazing center-based program affiliated with Mt. Sinai. My son is aging...(more) 9-1-2015 10:04am (0 replies)
    out and the teachers there have been so wonderful and supportive. My son has made great gains there and the opportunities for socialization have been wonderful. Many service coordinators are unaware that the program exists so you really need to advocate for the program at your IFSP meeting. If you are interested, the program is called the Mt. Sinai Therapeutic Nursery and the director there is Dr. Mona Dreier (212-241-6878). You can call her and set up a tour/screening to see if the program would be appropriate for your child.
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