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DTS aged 7 - inattention and fidgety, school concerned

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neverknowinglyunderdressed Thu 13-Jan-11 20:29:15

Sorry bit long...They are in P3 (scotland - Eng equiv would be Y2) and so youngest in year.

Teacher was concerned at start of school year that they were disturbing the rest of the class, very slow to settle to a task, constantly fiddling with things etc. None of this a surprise to me as they have been extremely challenging to parent although i feel they have been much, much, better in last few years. She asked behaviour support person to assess them in October. I have just seen the report, which recommends 'a fiddle item, theraband, sit and move cushion' and possible further assessment by a Dr as 'off task most of the time'. I'm bit worried/confused by all this, as my first thought was 'do they have ADHD?'

What are these items and will they mark them out in the classroom (for bullying?) Do they work?

Both above average academically, extremely chatty etc.

Any advice, help, much appreciated as DH away for work this week, so cant talk to him much.

chuckeyegg Fri 14-Jan-11 10:41:52

I'm bumping this for you, you may wish to post in Special needs too as many people there have experience of ADHD.


neverknowinglyunderdressed Fri 14-Jan-11 12:38:39

thanks - have posted in SEN thread.

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