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I am looking for other parents whose children suffer from anxiety, ADD, sensory integration, and mood...
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I am looking for other parents whose children suffer from anxiety, ADD, sensory integration, and mood regulations. My son recently started taking trileptal, which was added to intuniv and amantadine. He has taken abilify in the past which helped, but we refuse to have him on something that causes sedation and makes him gain weight. The doctor told us to not focus on one episode, but look at patterns in his behavior. For example, we might notice a good pattern for about a week for or two with maybe one or two rages instead of one everyday. It's very discouraging when he has a good week and then there is an episode where he putts a hole all the way through the plaster. I am not sure how to tell if the medicine is working. I'm also not sure how to get him to access his thinking part of the brain and do things his therapist suggest when he is angry instead of breaking things.
I'm just curious if anyone else has a child who is on trileptal and if it helped them and how long it took.
I dont know if ya'll will have this up in Florida or not but i know down here in Tennessee we have class especially for kids with Autism, the reason i know this my best friends little girl has autism and she is a school teacher so she study how to teach children with autism and is know over one of those programs here in tennessee.View Thread
I am a caregiver of a special needs individual. She is as sweet as she can be. I honestly believe God made each of us for a reason and people with special needs isnt any different. They have a purpose on this earth just like we do. To see people make fun of individuals with special needs it makes me very angry, because they cant help the way they are, and people shouldnt make fun of them instead they should really get to know them then they will learn there is a good person inside. I just love working with the individual i work with she brightens my day.View Thread
Here's a question i'm gonna throw out there to parents of special needs children...have you or will you have your child get a flu shot?? Because of questions whether or not i'm gonna have my daughter vaccinated or not from her nursing/home health aid company...i have made a few appts for my daughter but i've cancelled them..i'm not 100% sure if i'm doing the right thing by getting her the shot. i got mine and when signing the paperwork for myself it asked me questions about whether or not i had a neuorlogical disorder (which she does), if i'm prone to seizures (which she is), also her school was giving them out last year but wouldn't give one to her because she didn't fall under some kind of criteria..i'm planning on calling her doctor to discuss it with him but i was just wondering what other parents thought about the flu shot and if they have gotten their child vaccinated.View Thread
hi dana, i'm sorry for not responding sooner and i hope its not too late to help you out. as a busy mom i don't get too much time online. As far as your question goes. I don't have a child with Autism. My child has Cerebral Palsy. Our public school system leaves alot to be desired...but to answer your question.. My daughter is in a special needs class with other children with different special needs. the class itself is seperated from the rest of the school. They have their own wing at the school.View Thread
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