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AIBU?

ADHD ADD ADDD ASD AUTISM

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mrsnebby · 17/10/2018 21:04

only put AIBU to grab attention So ive finally gave in to family& school pressure to get my 4 year old assessed! Not really sure what to expect! I'm not even sure what most of them mean/are! Ive always has a niggly feeling something was special about DS but put it down to the speech delay, 4 speaking as 2 i suppose im just confused by it all and trying to hard not to google for horror stories someone please explain

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EdHelpPls · 17/10/2018 21:09

Having the diagnosis won’t change who he is, but it will get him the support he needs ( if any!)
I sorely regret not taking action sooner. I didn’t trust my gut. So many years my dd was disciplined harshly for stuff that she just genuinely couldn’t do.
I was relieved when she was diagnosed and while no meds helped her, it’s changed things at school forvthe better.

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Mamaryllis · 17/10/2018 21:09

Aibu not really the right place. The main thing for assessments is that you have a clear idea of what he struggles with. It’s not necessary for you to know what box he may or may not fit into. You can read up later.
If you have specific questions, or want to ask about specific difficulties he has, it may be worth posting in the sn board, where there are lots of parents with direct experience.
He’s the same child before and after assessment. Smile

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mrsnebby · 17/10/2018 21:20

What is the sn board? I know he will be the same little boy he's truly amazing the middle of two girls, quick run down, won't sit still (4-6 mins is his max) kissed and cuddles but becomes violent at drop of hat his speech delay, terrible sleep and seems to not mind having no sleep, we thought and had all the tests done for epilepsy earlier in the year but came back clear still have 'petit mals' (or similar) he really only needs the extra support at school he's struggling really bad I'm pulled by the teacher everyday 😐 i guess im just anxious about it all its the not knowing thats getting to me now the ball is rolling

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HeddaGarbled · 17/10/2018 21:26

ADD is attention deficit disorder so severe problems with concentration and attention. ADHD is the same with added hyperactivity - can’t sit still, basically.

ASD is autism spectrum disorder so the same thing as autism.

I don’t know the term ADDD.

SN stands for special needs, more commonly SEN is used - special educational needs.

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