#Lifescript Helps to Deal With ADHD

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mickeyWhat do you do as a mom when you notice that your kindergarten daughter is not learning at the same pace as her classmates or as her sister did when she was the same age? Do you question it or do you just let it go? These were the questions I faced when my middle daughter, Mikaela started school. I noticed that she could not grasp concepts and struggled with skills that were being taught in kindergarten. I bought these issues up to the guidance counselor at the school and I was told that they do not normally diagnose children with learning disabilities until they are a little older, and that some kids catch on faster than others. Still not satisfied but I figured the professional know best I continued to work with Mikaela as best as I could. Fast forward to around Christmas time, the following year, her teacher held a conference with me stating that she wanted me to be prepared to hold Mikaela back because she was not grasping what was being taught. I knew then that my concerns from kindergarten were valid. I took her to our pediatrician and expressed my concerns and she suggested I get her tested for ADHD. And guess what folks she had a very mild form of ADHD which hindered her ability to focus that was why she wasn’t grasping what was being taught in the class and when I sat down with her, she would become frustrated.
With medication ( a very small dose I might add), tutors galore, Mikaela made it through her 1st grade year without any more problems. From that point on she had an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) for her schooling. She stayed on it from 1st grade up until this year. This plan allowed her extra time on tests and extended time for assignments as well as having the option to have her test read allowed to her. I am very proud to say that Mikaela no longer needs the medications or that plan to get her through school. When she was in 8th grade, she came to me at the beginning of the school year and asked if she could try to start the school year off without her medications. (She only took during the school year) I told her yes but if her grades started slipping then she would go back on. Her grades have not slipped and she is going into her third year of school with no medicine. At the end of the school year this year, she was exited out of IEP and now can be treated like a regular student.


So if you are parent please check for signs of ADHD . Visit •symptoms of ADHD for useful information on Childhood ADHD and other prevalent medical conditions related to health. They are a wealth of information I just wish that I knew about this resource when Mikaela was first getting diagnosed because this is the go to site for all your ADHD information. Lifescript.com provides medical information, tips and advice that are all written by professional health writers, experts and physicians.

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Not only does it provide all of this Lifescript’s Childhood ADHD Health Center features tips, quizzes, recipes and articles – all by professional health writers, experts and physicians – covering how to help your child succeed in school, advice for getting through the morning routine, how girls’ ADHD differs from boys’ and more. Please visit the Lifescript Health Center on Childhood ADHD for more information.

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  1. Jaden has ADHD he too only takes medicine during the school year. I hope that he will someday be able to focus without it.

  2. Lacey, It is a struggle but so worth it. Mikaela wanted to try one year without the meds at school it worked. Now she has no IEP , accomodations or meds. So it can be achieved. I think the older and more mature they are the more the learn to handle it with accomdations or meds. Good Luck Girl.

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