Advanced search

Here are some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on SN.

Testing for ADD and the questions they ask

(9 Posts)
Soggyflatjack Thu 28-Jul-16 08:53:03

My son saw a consultant yesterday who suggested we fill in the form for ADD. My son seems to be a mystery to Drs as to what the problem actually is.

Anyway, that aside. One of the questions on the form is "is your child perfect in every way". I feel this is quite a strange question to ask and the reasons being -
1. He is my son and to me he is perfect in every way and I don't want him to change. He is an extremely good boy with us and at school. Don't get me wrong he does have complete meltdowns and struggles with lots of things and needs lots of support. He fights with his brother etc but these things don't make him imperfect in my eyes iyswim
2. He does get on my nerves at times as does everyone and anyone at some point
3. I want to help him to get the help he needs which may mean changing him which I'm happy about so does that counteract the first question...?

I hope you understand what I'm waffling on about confused

Melawati Thu 28-Jul-16 22:43:36

Is it the Conor's form? Are the answers on a scale rather than straight yes/no? So you can pick a point that's pretty close to your viewpoint, in my experience. Of course no child is 'perfect in every way', but one of my DC has behaviour that causes considerably more difficulties than the other DC. It does seem an odd question, but a lot of thought must go into the design of these questionnaires to make them as reliable indicators as possible, so I'm sure there's a good reason for it.
I do remember that feeling of wanting to answer each question with an explanatory paragraph grin

Soggyflatjack Fri 29-Jul-16 13:25:48

Yes, it is the Conners questionnaire which is scaled.
Thats just it - my son's behaviour doesn't cause me any trouble at all. He has sensory processing disorder which means he has meltdowns but that's sensory not behaviour.
I will have a good think about it but I know what you mean by wanting to add a paragraph to each question!
Thanks for your help

sarrah30 Sun 14-Aug-16 11:51:14

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

Soggyflatjack Sun 14-Aug-16 12:08:56


Thank you for you reply.
My son does have dyspraxia, short term memory problems which are quite serious and sensory processing disorder. All of these have been assessed privately and it's only the ADD which we are looking at via the NHS as we just can't afford to do any more privately. We also pay for OT and language therapy once a week.
I agree it's money well spent.
I hope your daughter is in a better place now and you both feel better with the results.
Thank you

sarrah30 Sun 14-Aug-16 14:19:10

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

zzzzz Sun 14-Aug-16 14:30:04

Some ppl on here are very negative about private assessments.

Really? Who? I'm very surprised, a hugged number of posters use private assessments.hmm

Why do you keep cut and pasting the same post sarah?

sarrah30 Sun 14-Aug-16 14:44:16

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

zzzzz Sun 14-Aug-16 15:20:35

It's not possible to "get a little OCD" and using that phrase is innapropriate on this board.

You are spamming as you are splattering the same post advertising your EP over multiple threads.

Who exactly has told you this board is negative about private assessments? It's suspect it's something you have incorrectly surmised as many of us use both private and state assess its and therapists. It's the norm rather than an exception.

Why have you felt moved 6 years into the relationship with this "Harley street specialist" to suddenly spread the word?

It's unusual.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now