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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 just found out that my youngest child was diagnosed with Austism he is in the spectrum.It was hard to hear as a parent he does well when not in school he is 8 years old but he is not on a second grade level. Any advise for me. Homework is such a struggle with him. I live in South Florida looking for support groups any suggestions is greatly appreciated. Thank You LisaView 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
My name is Dana and I am in college to obtain my Associates in Early Childhood Education, as part of my assignment I am to join a chat room. My question is not only for my grade in my class but also for myself and my child whom I believe may be mildly autistic. Does your public school system meet the needs of your child with autism in an inclusive classroom setting or is your child separated to meet their needs?View Thread
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