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  1. Special Needs Can anyone relate? DS had been doing great - great year last year in school, great summer, lots of growth with language & social skills. Now it's like he's taking a huge step...(more) 1 hr 19 min ago (2 replies)
    back. Horribly inattentive, doesn't respond consistently when asked questions. Doesn't initiate talking to peers anymore. But he's acting happy. WTF is going on? Could this just be due to new school year stress? Any advice? Not sure how to jog some progress again. It's depressing. Age is nearly 10
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    • maybe it's a bad class. my ds is the opposite. last year was horrible and he was lonely and struggled. this year it's already a big improvement. night and day 1 hr 18 min ago
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      • Actually the class seems like a nice mix of kids (some who he knows) but it's a new teacher, new demands & he is now paired up with new kids for therapy 1 hr 15 min ago
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  2. Special Needs Why is my 5 yo suddenly peeing up a storm? Not just having accidents when he hasn't for ages, but peeing a gallon when he's just been to the bathroom, etc. 2 hr 24 min ago (7 replies)
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    • Is he also thirty a lot? I'd check for diabetes. 2 hr 21 min ago
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      • Yes this is the sign of diabetes, peeing a lot. Thirst too 2 hr 16 min ago
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      • Not particularly. 2 hr 15 min ago
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        • np:easy urine sample for ped, BTDT 2 hr 15 min ago
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          • So what was peeing a lot, but not out of the usual thirsty in your case? 2 hr 10 min ago
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            • peeing a lot at school, teacher reported and ped said come in for cup and have ds pee at home and bring in so it was easy. She never asked if thirst was factor. 1 hr 27 min ago
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              • ^and this may be helpful, it turned out that ds was NOT going to the bathroom, holding it in until the last possible minute. This set off days of frequent urination due to a...(more) 1 hr 26 min ago
                spasm that happened as a result of not going.
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  3. Special Needs Anyone with school age dc with mild issues? 10 y/o has attention and so ail pragmatic issues - noticeable, but not severe. He complains that I'm always criticizing him and I see...(more) 4 hr 39 min ago (3 replies)
    his point. How to help without being overbearing?
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    • balance your criticisms.. 4 hr 38 min ago
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    • Yes. ds goes to a therapist (mild anxiety and dyspraxia) and I talk with her to, it's very helpful to have that outlet. 4 hr 35 min ago
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  4. Special Needs Starting to look for ICT at district 2 middle schools. I know the schools that have them but would love to hear feedback on any of them. TIA 5 hr 46 min ago (0 replies)
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  5. Special Needs Anyone have good luck with Strattera? 5 hr 48 min ago (0 replies)
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  6. Special Needs Podiatrist or drematologist to remove a wart on my toe? 6 hr 3 min ago (6 replies)
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    • I would go with dermatologists 6 hr 2 min ago
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    • are you asking which one, or for a recommendation? 6 hr 2 min ago
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      • Which one, sorry. 6 hr 1 min ago
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        • agree with above - derm 6 hr 1 min ago
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          • In that case, any Uws recommendations? I have a fancy ues deem who does the full body scan annually, not sureeshe's is the right choice here. 5 hr 59 min ago
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    • Op, so sorry, I didn't mean to post this on sn! 4 hr 46 min ago
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  7. Special Needs Who is watching the Roosevelts? Teddy for sure had ADHD. 6 hr 36 min ago (0 replies)
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  8. Special Needs Good halloween costume for me? I'm usually a pirate or vampire, need something that's not OTT/sexual 8 hr ago (6 replies)
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    • Did you mean to post this on special needs? 7 hr 56 min ago
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      • Oh Lord - no. Thank you! 7 hr 56 min ago
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        • Lol, no worries! You might get more answers on Toddler 7 hr 55 min ago
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    • Last year I was "Super Jane" (except with my name). I wore leggings with boyshorts over them and tied a towel around my neck and cut out my initial and taped it to my shirt 7 hr 55 min ago
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  9. Special Needs Catholic moms fyi - church of the blessed sacrament (71/B'way) has a special needs mass every first and third Sunday. All SN families, esp those on spectrum are welcome. 8 hr 44 min ago (0 replies)
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  10. Special Needs Anyone with a girl with ADHD that doesn't "look like" all the checklists say? wondering about mine 9 hr 57 min ago (8 replies)
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    • Mine is inattentive type. 9 hr 56 min ago
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      • what does it look like in her? 9 hr 56 min ago
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        • She seems thoughtful, a little spacey. 9 hr 55 min ago
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          • hmmmnn. thats not mine. how was she dx? 9 hr 53 min ago
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            • She couldn't concentrate at school even in the earliest grades. 9 hr 49 min ago
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          • That was me. ADD inattentive type. 9 hr 53 min ago
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      • Same here, inattentive. All her teachers were shocked when she was diagnosed. Not me, though. I had suspescted for a while. 6 hr 1 min ago
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      • my kid is a third generation adhd-inattentive. 5 hr 37 min ago
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  11. Special Needs Dd making decent transition to school this year, OCD seems to be mild. play skills okay but always could use work. we are so, so broke. feeling like we may drop therapy for a...(more) 9 hr 59 min ago (0 replies)
    while to save money but makes me feel insanely guilty. anyone btdt?
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  12. Special Needs Teen has been seeing a shrink for 15 months (Add, anxiety/depression) sHer meds work well, she sees a talk therapist too. I have an issue with the shrink that i have to just...(more) 10 hr 7 min ago (11 replies)
    accept since I think she great in all the important aspects, but....she has a big problem returning calls that arent a dire emergency. Every month we have to call/text/email that DD needs her new prescription. And she just doesnt acknowledge the calls. I've learned to get around by lying and saying "dd runs out on Saturday so if I cant get that script in had by Friday, she'll miss 2 days". Then I plan on a last minute dash to the office to pick it up, anyway. She calls at zero hour, terribly apologetic, and i ho pick it up. Sometimes she mails it, but if she doesnt respond, I have no idea whether it's in the mail or not. This annoys me a lot.
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    • ask dd to pick up postdated rx at her visit, instead of with a call 10 hr 4 min ago
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      • She doesnt see her frequently enough, only every 3 months. And she wont, I asked if we good do a 4 month supply early on. "Regulations" 10 hr 3 min ago
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        • thus the post date 10 hr 2 min ago
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          • ^md can write October 10 rx, November 10 adn December 10th all together on three different rx's. (I know, b/c I am an md) 10 hr 1 min ago
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            • I'll ask again. She seemd so embarrassed this last week, i should have brought it up right then, but i'll try and work on the guilt tomorrow 9 hr 59 min ago
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    • I would talk to her about it and see if you can come up with a new system. Why can't she prescribe it with refills? 10 hr 3 min ago
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      • It is a controlled substance, that is actually illegal. Neither the dr nor pharmacy can do that 10 hr 2 min ago
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        • Got it, I would talk to her about how stressful it is each month and if there is a way to streamline it. 10 hr 1 min ago
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    • write her a note or ask her in person if there is a way she prefers you handle this going forward. say this way seems to not be working...what does she suggest. that is shitty 10 hr 3 min ago
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      • That did occur to me. A calendar reminder for her. But it would be the same thing, *I* would have to issue a reminder and need a confirmation she was sending it! 10 hr ago
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    • Sounds like my DD's psychiatrist. NY has the strictest laws surrounding narcotics. Doctors cannot post-date prescriptions like in other states and you can only get one month...(more) 9 hr 6 min ago
      refill. It's illegal otherwise.
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  13. Special Needs Standardize school testing came back on sn dc. They have his iq 15points to lower then private np. Any reason I should be concerned? 10 hr 41 min ago (2 replies)
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    • do they use the iq for anything? 10 hr 38 min ago
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      • OP: not that I am aware of, in two years that is one of the markers for G+T. On another school test it showed dcs splinter skills. He got perfect scores on 1/2 the test and...(more) 10 hr 34 min ago
        bombed the other half. We've been working on that for years, so they have a good understanding him.
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  14. Special Needs Anyone familiar with Blind Brook (rye) high school for sn? Thanks. 11 hr 24 min ago (3 replies)
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    • What sn? 6 hr 37 min ago
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      • Ld, exec. functioning and ADHD 3 hr 10 min ago
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        • I know a girl at windward who was in that district, now returning for 9th grade...so I'd assume they weren't good enough for her dyslexia and whatever else she has, but now...(more) 29 min ago
          remediated she can return.
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  15. Special Needs Moms of DCs with HF ASD and ADHD-inattentive...have you tried meds? Have they helped? We tried Ritalin LA 2 years ago, made DC too irritable & anxious. Now the work is getting so...(more) 11 hr 50 min ago (7 replies)
    hard and DS is daydreaming nearly all day. Scared to try again. DS is already on meds for anxiety which at first were enough to control the inattention. Not anymore.
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    • Yes. Tried a few years ago and made his heart race. No more. 11 hr 45 min ago
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      • I'm scared to try again. They made him a mess. Dr. said we could try a non-stim too 11 hr 43 min ago
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        • ^^we might be forced to try. The inattention is bad now 11 hr 42 min ago
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    • yes. Intunive + zoloft + quivallant. 11 hr 27 min ago
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      • any side effects? I worry about DC on multiple meds, but we might have to 11 hr 15 min ago
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        • it took a week to adjust to each one but not other then that. 11 hr 11 min ago
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    • meds for focus are different then anxiety meds. Meds for focus are in and out of your system in hours. You try it and if it does not work you stop the same day. 11 hr 10 min ago
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  16. Special Needs Sometimes I think I just cant handle my ds and his anxiety. I am going to loose my sanity 21 hr 36 min ago (2 replies)
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    • I hear ya. Sucks and makes me so sad. 21 hr 33 min ago
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    • oh poor thing. Is he being treated. 21 hr 33 min ago
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  17. Special Needs I am so done with ds not having fine motor skills. I can't take it. He is 10yo and STILL can't cut his pancakes without it devoloving into a major shitstorm. So fucking done. 22 hr 19 min ago (10 replies)
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    • So do it for him and move in 22 hr 18 min ago
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      • That doesn't help him develop the skills he needs. He has to do this 22 hr 18 min ago
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        • Whatever- he will learn when his body is ready 22 hr 11 min ago
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          • you know this is SN right? It isn't about that. He has been in OT for FOUR YEARS. 22 hr 10 min ago
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    • Does he get OT? 22 hr 18 min ago
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      • yes. It's just the last thing he can't seem to muster. It's the coordination too 22 hr 17 min ago
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        • op, i am not being snarky but why not dollar pancakes or cookie cutter shapes he can pick up.b...(more) 19 hr 49 min ago
          I know it's hard but there are ways to meet it less crazy,nlots of finger food
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        • np: does the OT practice this with him? 19 hr 48 min ago
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          • ^^and I found OT was a lot more helpful for my ds when we got out of the damn sensory gym and worked on daily life activities. :) 19 hr 48 min ago
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    • Can you ask your OT to work on this? I am pretty lax but we had to make it a priority in OT for a while. We let dc pick a fancy white table cloth restaurant as his reward for...(more) 11 hr 22 min ago
      practicing at home and getting better. My dc is also 10 and its hard for him too, your not alone. What pushes my button is that my dc refuses to use the plate! He cuts it, then moves it to the table, then eats. With pizza, he takes it off the plate, takes a bite and puts it on the table. It's like nails on a chalkboard for me.
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  18. Special Needs Queens County Fair tomorrow? (Yes, SN). 23 hr 6 min ago (2 replies)
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    • I've been last year with two SN dc. It's fairly small and contained, a good one to do if you want to try that kind of thing. 2 hr 22 min ago
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      • Thanks. We didn't go,, but more because of insane traffic on the UWS. Maybe next year. Went to UWS street fair and had to climb into two inflatables to retrieve DD (whereas...(more) 40 min ago
        she's usually ok) -- probably best we didn't go to Queens.
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  19. Special Needs When dc was first Dxed with autism, I used to wake up and thinking "omg, he has autism". Now, many years later I really don't care what his dx is (lost PDD label), I just constan...(more) 9-20-2014 7:27pm (11 replies)
    Constantly trying to come up with ideas to fix his problems and make him feel better
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    • how old is he now? how is he faring? 9-20-2014 7:28pm
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      • 8. A lot better than I thought he would be but still have LD and attention issues 9-20-2014 7:29pm
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        • my ds is considered "normal," whatever that is, yet suffers in school because of adhd, the inattentive type. needs lots of extra help, tutors. i'm glad for you that he is doing so...(more) 9-20-2014 7:31pm
          much better than you thought he would.
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          • np: can I ask what you do for the inattention? looks like we're headed down this road. DS' is SO inattentive - in school, home, everywhere. He always was to a degree but I notice...(more) 9-20-2014 7:39pm
            it getting worse in the past 6 months. He's 9 so I'm not sure why I'd suddenly see it worsening now.
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    • will he ever hopefuly grow out of it or is it a for life dx? 9-20-2014 7:28pm
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      • huh? 9-20-2014 7:31pm
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      • Autism is like having a different operating system in your brain. You get better at interfacing with the dominant operating system, and may become extremely high functioning if...(more) 23 hr 51 min ago
        you're lucky, but you will not suddenly have the other kind of brain wiring.
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    • Same here. I don't really know what my ds technical dx is. He was dx pdd nos at age 3. Since then neuropsych did not think he was spectrum but thought anxiety. Now he seems like...(more) 9-20-2014 7:31pm
      he has adhd too. I treat the symptoms not the dx
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      • Although it's commonly done, it's a mistake to lump all PDD kids as autistic. A number of other conditions can cause virtually identical symptoms in very young children, and are...(more) 23 hr 49 min ago
        only differentiable easily when dc are older. I've known a number of dyspraxics, a few GAD/ADHD kids, etc. who "seemed spectrummy" as preschoolers, and often had a working PDD label. But autism ultimately wasn't what was going on.
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        • Ita. I think he was really young when dx and even the drs were not sure if he was pdd. 22 hr 51 min ago
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    • Honestly? I often still wake up with these thoughts (though DS' dx isn't clear - might be like the old pdd-nos)...and it's been years. Not sure I'll ever stop obsessing over...(more) 9-20-2014 7:38pm
      "fixing" his issues.
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  20. Special Needs Does it upset you when people say oh that's so sad in regards to your dc disability? Today I was asked if I had any normal children or were going to try for a normal child. As...(more) 9-20-2014 5:41pm (11 replies)
    for my ds not being normal he's normal, he's happy, he enjoys doing what other children can do he just has to do it differently given his physical limitations, and other issues. Just upsets me people get sad about him. When really now I find it hard feeling sad for him.
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    • Yes....becasue my child is "only" dyslexic. One woman who is a therapist told me is was so, so sad that he had to go to special school. S sad. Like I might never recover. Come...(more) 9-20-2014 5:42pm
      On.
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      • ^^^and in your situation, I'd also be upset. It's none of anyone's business and that is a dumb thing to say 9-20-2014 5:43pm
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      • Thank you. He has a pretty good life and awesome therapists and equipment. Sad is when kids like him can't get the access to it. 9-20-2014 5:44pm
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    • I would put the question back on them, like, "Why do you ask?" People should understand that those questions are totally offensive. I'm sorry. 9-20-2014 5:43pm
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      • It's very offensive. I told the lady oh no he's not sad he's happy. He's always smiling how can you say that he's sad? 9-20-2014 5:45pm
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    • this is when you give the blank open mouthed stare until they get really uncomfortable 9-20-2014 5:47pm
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      • I'll remember that. 9-20-2014 5:49pm
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    • Oh my god. Only a horrible person would actually say that to you. And who gives a fuck what somebody like that thinks? They dont even deserve a civil reply. 9-20-2014 5:51pm
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    • I have never, ever had anyone say that to me, and I have two school-aged SN kids. What a twit. 9-20-2014 7:41pm
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    • I feel like my life is really sad bc of ds sn. But that is a moronic question to ask someone. 22 hr 49 min ago
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  21. Special Needs In tears most of the day. Ds is in a chronic fit state and I'm having anxiety attacks left and right. 9-20-2014 4:58pm (13 replies)
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    • How old? 9-20-2014 5:02pm
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    • Can dh take over and you go for a walk or drive? 9-20-2014 5:07pm
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      • He has but when I come back home I get panicked again. We have help as well. I'm also pregnant so I'm extra emotional. 9-20-2014 5:08pm
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        • Can you page the dr? 9-20-2014 5:09pm
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          • ^does ds have any meds? 9-20-2014 5:09pm
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          • He isn't on any mood meds at the moment, and basically we just let him go through it until it's over. 9-20-2014 5:14pm
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            • My ds used to do similar and at the end he would crash and fall asleep and it was the worst. I'm SO sorry 9-20-2014 5:16pm
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              • We've been going through the redirection and happy toys but none are working. He's not sick. Not in pain as far as we can tell but he won't fall asleep after his rages. He...(more) 9-20-2014 5:18pm
                hasn't in a while.i just feel helpless.
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                • Take him to er if he really won't calm down after so long, page his dr. 9-20-2014 5:23pm
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                  • ^unless I am not misunderstanding what he is going through 9-20-2014 5:23pm
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                  • Off and on just angry screaming and hitting himself. he'll let down and just stim, go back to being angry and this has been since this morning. We've tried every relaxing...(more) 9-20-2014 5:26pm
                    technique we know he likes.
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    • Psych mom of SN child - take him to ER if it goes on much longer and he cannot calm down. That would not be a failure on your part, esp if you have a pediatric pr child psych ER...(more) 9-20-2014 7:25pm
      in your area.
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  22. Special Needs Which will help with limb strength and core strength? OT or PT? Have this sinking feeling, watching 6yo dd in her karate class. She is just exhausted so fast, her arms so...(more) 9-20-2014 1:58pm (10 replies)
    'nooddly' She started OT for sensory issues, and has had a few sessions at school, but now I am wondering if I should have gone ahead with a PT eval as well. She has a hard time standing one foot, balancing that sort of thing. I'm feeling really overwhelmed right, just seeing how different she is than the other kids. I am hoping the sensory diet stuff will help her focus, if she's less distracted, but muscle weakness thing - I don't know if we should seek more services.
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    • Pt is gross motor, ot is fine motor. 9-20-2014 2:13pm
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      • op - Okay, so PT? 9-20-2014 2:13pm
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        • Karate can count as pt as it strengthens all that. Why take dc away from peers in karate class to work 1:1 with a therapist? Is it worth it? Some kids don't like sports at 6...(more) 9-20-2014 2:16pm
          but do at 8. My dc did pt
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          • ^pt to learn how to walk down stairs, run with an even gait and forward, kick a ball, cross midline swinging. 9-20-2014 2:18pm
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    • Dx? 9-20-2014 2:13pm
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      • op - Her OT eval didn't give a specific dx, just that she has sensory issues and a weak core. She came with me to her younger brother's pt eval, and the person evaluating him said...(more) 9-20-2014 2:14pm
        she noticed a couple things with dd as well, but maybe wait to start the OT and see how that goes
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        • Any issues in school? Any reason to suspect a dev disability? OTs don't dx. You need a dr for a dx. 9-20-2014 2:17pm
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          • op - Eval didn't show any dev disability, but did show focus issues 9-20-2014 2:28pm
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            • An ot is not a doctor. They only look at a tiny piece of your dc. If YOU suspect a larger issue then you should go see a doctor. I would see a dr before signing up for pt but...(more) 9-20-2014 2:34pm
              that's just me. Not all kids like sports some like music. I would not start pt for the issues you describe. So she gets tired, it could be boredome lots of ways to build muscle strength without theapy - good old running around works.
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    • My ds is exactly like this. Low tone/weak core, sensory issues, horrible motor planning. He's been in OT/PT/ST (his affects his oral motor) since he was one, he's five now. 9-20-2014 3:42pm
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  23. Special Needs Ds was on Prozac for anxiety. It made him really controlling and irritable. So we lowered the dose and suddenly his adhd meds are not working. He's more impulsive than ever. It's...(more) 9-20-2014 12:00pm (17 replies)
    scary. Anyone btdt? If we make the dose of adhd meds higher he wakes up in the middle of the night.
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    • have you tried a non-stim adhd med 9-20-2014 12:01pm
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      • No. I think we are headed that route though he can't swallow pills yet so it's limiting. We are working on it 9-20-2014 12:16pm
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    • I have an 11 yo with adhd and anxiety....nothing has helped ....we aren't doing any meds now and he seems to be a little better with just extra support in school. 9-20-2014 12:02pm
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    • same here...exactly the same. I lowered his prozac in the summer and then took him right off for 3 weeks but it was not going well and then adding in his ritalin was a nightmare....(more) 9-20-2014 12:03pm
      so dr said back on 10mg prozac and now the ritalin is ok. I hate this.
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      • Op. Interesting. I wonder what the Prozac was doing for his impulsivity. Honestly I can't put mine back on the Prozac- he was miserable and angry and very difficult to be around. 9-20-2014 12:15pm
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        • what was his dose? 9-20-2014 12:16pm
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          • Honestly not sure bc it's liquid and I can't remember how many mg per ml. He was on 5ml. We are down to 2 now. Once we lowered it he was instantly sweeter and nicer. But then...(more) 9-20-2014 12:19pm
            school started abd I can see how impulsive and unfocused he became. Maybe he needs to go back on Zoloft- that's what he was on before Prozac but it seemed to just stop working
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            • I put ds down to 7.5ml on liquid and noticed a big difference between the 10. but good and bad. so it's a toss up to me too. dr are hesitant to ever change something if it seems...(more) 9-20-2014 12:24pm
              to be working even pretty well because the alternative is that we try something else and it doesn't work at all...very frustrating...
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              • Right now it feels like nothing is working. Certainly for the adhd. And he's really sensit...(more) 9-20-2014 12:32pm
                Sensitive to stimulants so all this experimenting really has screwed his sleep. I'm almost willing to add another med to make him
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                • Sleep, if the stimulant was helping 9-20-2014 12:33pm
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                • yes we tried many things...all stimulants and he had horrible reactions and side effects to all of them..on and off the prozac. this instant release ritalin is the only thing that...(more) 9-20-2014 12:34pm
                  has worked. and it's not great.
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                  • Which Ritalin? We first did focalin xr which worked last year but not since we went off Prozac. And then Ritalin la which was the same negative effect on sleep. 9-20-2014 12:43pm
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                    • the instant release. so he does 10mg in the am and then 10mg at school after he's eaten his lunch...anything long acting made him absolutely crazy and over the top anxious 9-20-2014 12:49pm
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                      • How's his sleep? My ds never had the issues falling asleep. But he wakes up very early- like 6am is a late day. This week when he increased his Ritalin he...(more) 9-20-2014 1:06pm
                        Was up at 1. Wide awake. I gave him benadryl otherwise he would have easily been up for the day.
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                        • usually a good sleeper, needs a lot of sleep. since starting the ritalin again a week ago it's been hard for him to get to sleep..normally he would be asleep by 9 and he's not...(more) 9-20-2014 1:08pm
                          falling asleep til 1030. which makes for a hard morning but Im hoping it evens out soon...
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    • It's an ongoing process for us. Meds tend to have a lifespan of how long they will work and then we need to change it up. Dc is 16 with ADHD and anxiety so we have been on this...(more) 9-20-2014 1:50pm
      road for a long time. He can't take ssris apbur risperdal has been amazing for him and the one constant med, helps with anxirpety and ADHD but he is best when on a stimulant in combination with risperdal. Right now the winning combo is focalin and risperdal
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    • consider trying lexapro instead of prozac since it seems to be affecting him adversely? 3 hr 49 min ago
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  24. Special Needs I live in constant worry over what my son will be like at 5, at 7, at 9. it's not healthy and I should just embrace that at 3.5, he looks like well, your typical 3.5 year old to...(more) 9-19-2014 11:01pm (9 replies)
    to most who see him and the early invention must have helped him get where he is. I think all this therapy over the years with him has been huge for him, but I honestly can't just enjoy him. Everything is something that needs to be worked on, a sign of something that may get dx later but we'll have to wait and see, etc. I wish I could turn my mind off. Ok, vent over. thanks
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    • I worry about my ds to no avail. I find it hard to just be around my ss too. I posted below about it all just being depressing. 9-19-2014 11:03pm
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      • and who would dislike this post? 9-19-2014 11:04pm
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        • Someone who doesn't have a SN child, likely. Np 9-19-2014 11:06pm
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          • Op is having a hard night, incredibly rude. 9-19-2014 11:06pm
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    • I think many sn parents wrestle with this. While my dc, now nearly 9, is nothing like what he was at 2...8 that isn't true for all our kids. Do what you can and we will be here to...(more) 9-20-2014 8:14am
      Support you along the journey. Hugs. This isn't easy.
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      • Good at see good people on this. Hugs are good! Do u mean child seems better at 9 then what you thought worried ara 9-20-2014 6:24pm
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        • early on we had tunnel vision and thought it was possible nothing would ever change. but it turns out that at least for some kids, such as mine, if you throw enough services at...(more) 9-20-2014 6:29pm
          them young, then the trajectory changes. so my dc is now at or above grade level academically, and no longer needs a lot of services that used to be essential such as ot or pt. yes, my child still presents differently and needs services and accomodations but progress has been real and sustained. to give a sense of things we've gone from nearly 60 pages of goals and objectives in the iep (kindergarden) to about 30 for 2nd grade and we're about to do the 3rd grade iep, which I suspect will be even shorter given the progress reports i hear from folks.
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    • I could have written this every day. 9-20-2014 10:20am
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    • DS is 12 and I worry about how things will go for him as an adult, or transitioning out of his current school (therapeutic boarding) with all its support. 9-20-2014 10:22am
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  25. Special Needs My ds' body just doesn't work for him. It's depressing. 9-19-2014 10:46pm (1 reply)
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    • I hear you. Mine has severe dyspraxia, it's almost as if he didn't really have hands, he can do so little with them. He's 5 and can't use a fork yet. 23 hr 46 min ago
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