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Nervous about assessment

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Myusernameismyusername Wed 31-Aug-16 00:39:47

My DD14 has an assessment with CAMHS coming up.

We have filled in all the questionnaires they sent and from experience (work related) I know she scores highly for ADHD. But I am not convinced that this is the issue as I can't work out how much she can actually control her impulses. She seems to actually be able to control them in certain situations but lately, not so much at all.
I did attempt to seek help for this some years ago but was pushed to one side as she was not really very cooperative so we focused on other things such as our communication and her anxiety.

Up till the past 2 years things were calmer/stable/able to manage with strategies but secondary school has just brought back all the previous behaviours 10 fold. My main concern is with how this is affecting her school work.

I also wrote out a kind of essay (that I have shown to DD) about my concerns (also her good points!) but I don't know if this is something worth handing over, if it will make any difference?

Not sure what I am looking for really with this!

OhTheRoses Fri 02-Sep-16 22:43:54

Why are you concerned about the ADHD diagnosis. If she needs support, it will help surely. All diagnoses are continuums.

DD was recently diagnosed a bit older. The jigsaw had now made a perfect picture and all makes sense. She is so much happier and understands better all the issues, thus is dealing better with them and slowly stepping into a virtuous circle.

Myusernameismyusername Mon 05-Sep-16 16:35:04

Thanks. I haven't had the feedback yet. So not sure what the outcome is

I'm nervous about it in the way I am not sure if it will make sense - DD would really love an excuse/reason for not having to take responsibility for a lot of her own poor choices I think. I worry that then she would just not try anymore and blame it all on ADHD! At this age it's so difficult

FrancineSmith Thu 13-Oct-16 11:21:24

Hi myusername, have you heard anything more about the assessment?

Just stumbled across your post and have similar concerns about DS as we now have referral to camhs. I also worry about how much of his behaviour he 'excuses' with his past diagnosis (ASD) and suspect (also due to experience with work) that we may be looking at a new diagnosis of ADHD.

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