I don't know what I was expecting, really. Basically the psychologist said that they normally have another piece to the evaluation before they give results. That missing part is a form filled out by a classroom teacher. Um, yeah, I was a bit peeved that he was saying this to my face as if my feedback wasn't enough (homeschooled him K-2). But he insisted that the one on one time at home was not the same thing as a classroom full of other children and he needed to know how ds behaved in the classroom setting (I didn't say much, ds only participated minimally in co-op classes and I wasn't invited into the classrooms). He just started school and the dr said that even if I have the teacher fill out a form weeks from now, it wouldn't be worthwhile unless we were interested in medicating him. We are not.
So his evaluation results said that he did clinically meet criteria for ADD. I asked about auditory processing disorder because ds has issues remembering instructions, especially multi-step tasks and the dr said based on his scores in certain sections of the test he felt it was safe to outrule that. He said kids with that usually struggle with phonics blends and reading. Ds does not.
So now what? I know my kid may be ADD, but I don't know if that answers some of my nagging concerns about his behavior. Like, can ADD really explain away some of his other problems? Probably not. Dh and I filled out this lengthy form including behavior, etc. and the dr didn't touch on much at all. Basically seemed to think that behavior was linked to ADD?? I am still so confused. Ds seems to fit the description of spirited (strong willed) and explosive. Runs away, cries, berates himself at the drop of a hat lately. Struggles with certain things I don't think his peers normally struggle with (ie. mixing up left and right shoe even after corrected a million times). He's 8.
I'm seeing my own therapist later this week. I'll ask her for some feedback, but I don't know what else to do. He's already showing behavioral problems at school. I know there are going to be ups and downs but I don't know where to begin to address his issues with social interactions. He got in trouble and cried the first week. I don't think most kids his age are breaking into tears but I don't know.
I really don't know what I'm asking here, I guess maybe ideas. I'm so frustrated because we took him to a child development clinic. I thought I'd get more answers.
Edited by heartlikealion, 05 June 2017 - 01:43 PM.