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ADHD testing pros and cons

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Ticandtac Thu 04-Aug-11 15:42:42

Posted on Secondary Education but very little response so thought I would try here.

My DD has problems with organisation and has had a few other issues at school, in sixth form now. ADHD has never been mentioned but it has been hinted at, even to the point where I think traits have been mentioned which she doesn't possess.

I just wonder what people think the pros and cons are of finding out either way. She is very resistant to any form of help, particularly from me.

Maryz Thu 04-Aug-11 16:49:53

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Ticandtac Thu 04-Aug-11 22:15:55

Not useless at all, you have similar thoughts to me and have been through the system already.

I just want her to fulfill her potential or be happy with whatever she chooses.

I don't want her to do something else because of things going wrong!

Good luck with DS2 wink

daisysue2 Fri 05-Aug-11 04:50:14

My dd is ADHD as well as many other things. You may consider posting on special needs as that is where you will get the most response. The Conners assessment for ADHD is very simple just a series of questions that parents, child and teachers tick the answers to. The three completed sections go back to the specialist who plots out the results on the graph. If they are all consistent then it's quite an easy diagnosis. If one person reports significant areas of problems but not the others then that is where there may be doubt about the diagnosis.

What it does give you is an understanding of the areas of weakness and so would help to target those areas with say extra lists to support tasks, a stop and think before finishing work.

If you see the end more as a life coaching exercise with the areas of weakness being explained than it's worth doing. It also may help to explain certain areas of weakness or strength.

Adders is the group for ADHD and you may get more information from them.

Ticandtac Fri 05-Aug-11 13:28:22

Thanks daisysue2 I think I may bring the subject up if there are further problems at school or if she mentions it as she does from time to time. I'll see if I can put any suggestions into practice in the meantime, totally unsuccessful so far though!

Maryz Fri 05-Aug-11 15:39:58

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Ticandtac Sat 06-Aug-11 20:52:20

Yes I was thinking along the lines of bringing it up if asked in for a 'chat'.

daisysue2 Sun 07-Aug-11 05:43:05

Just to let you know that it won't really be anything to do with the school and they can't refer for a diagnosis. You would have to go to your GP.

Ticandtac Tue 09-Aug-11 13:29:12

Thanks, think I sort of knew, but perhaps it would be better if it kind of came from them? (From DD's point of view). Actually I am thinking why am I even concerned, she isn't rioting!

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