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Yr 7 just been diagnosed as ADHD sufferer

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jennyt19 Thu 25-Jun-15 20:53:45

I just wondered whether anyone can help me. We've just been told that my son may have ADHD by the school Senco officer. He's a bright boy and attends a very good school but he sticks out like a sore thumb because he just can't settle in the class. When set a task his teachers often report that he doesn't know what he's supposed to be doing. He chats a lot with the other kids in the class when he's supposed to be working and he rarely completes the tasks he's been set. His books are full of incomplete pieces of work.

On Tuesday we were told that he was being excluded because he'd been caught stealing from the school canteen. When we quizzed them about this it turns out that my son was putting things in his pocket when he didn't have enough hands to carry them and on the odd occasion he forgot to pay for these items. I'm now really worried as the letter states that if he were to re-offend it would put his place at the school in jeopardy.

I'm reluctant to give him drugs to help with his concentration although a friend at work says that her niece takes these drugs and she's fine but he's so young and I don't want to pump him full of drugs.

My niece is studying psychology and she says that she things cognitive behavioural therapy will help him and I'm wondering about hypnotherapy. I'll do anything. Can anyone help or offer advice?

Many thanks

coffeetofunction Wed 22-Jul-15 20:57:53

the senco is not the right person to tell you this.. its a long journey to find out if your child dose have this condition.

I'd strongly recommend that you research the condition & if you believe DC has symptoms then go with evidence to your GP.

medication is a long way off & its not something to be scared of. it works for some children & not for others.

good luckthanks

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