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I appreciate the help with the social issues yesterday, and so, I thought you might help me again. It is almost a daily struggle with my 10 yr old and instigating, teasing, picking, back-talk, just 'ugh' behavior. Under handed messing with peoples' stuff and pretending he didn't, saying he's not playing a game and then declaring himself the winner, etc. It drives his brothers nuts, which drives his parents nuts. When we talk to him about it, he doesn't seem to understand what he does, or doesn't remember, or claims not to remember, or says that everyone is always fussing at him. Well, he's always messing with people or their stuff, unless he is highly focused on his own thing. He honestly doesn't seem capable of learning to not piss people off or understanding what he did. Recall that we've had evals and are waiting on results. I did email to tell her these things, which we did talk about before, and ask if we could get in any sooner. In the meantime, I don't have any idea how to fix or improve this. Do we need ABA, more excitement, meds, counseling? Any ideas?
This was in my FB feed today. I'm hoping it's fantastic. http://www.additudemag.com/adhdblogs/29/11608.html#st_refDomain=www.facebook.com&st_refQuery=/ Webinar TODAY. If you register, you will get a link to listen to it later even if you don't attend the webinar today. "In this free webinar, Martha Burns, Ph.D., will discuss: 1. How language and auditory processing overlap with attention in the brain 2. Why learning disabilities and ADHD often co-occur 3. The neuroscience behind brain plasticity and brain-based approaches to intervention 4. How to improve attentional skills, auditory processing and language, and learning disabilities through brain training" Adding bio: "About the Host Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and leading expert on how children learn. Director of neuroscience education at Scientific Learning Corporation, a joint appointment professor at Northwestern University, and a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Burns served on the medical staff of Evanston-Northwestern Hospital for 35 years. The author of over 100 articles, three books, multiple book chapters, and the Pearson Assessment Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition, Burns speaks frequently on the importance of applying the science of learning in early childhood education, understanding the adolescent brain, and the K-12 classroom."
I'm sorry. I don't know how to link to previous conversations but hopefully this link to my original post will point you all in the right direction for context; http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/503802-new-to=boardintro-and-questions-about-adhd-and-language-disabilities/ I wanted to thank those of you that gave me input in this area I am so deficient. My first two boys practically taught themselves to read and spell. Because of that, for years, I chalked the differences I was seeing with the next two boys as just that; differences in children. Though we saw many Drs., none raised any red flags. After recently having my son tested by an educational psychologist, we were puzzled with the test scores that we saw. There were more questions than answers. After talking with this board, and a lot of researching, we stumbled on very interesting family dynamics. We began our search to address the needs of my 14yo son, and through it found out our 17yo is Dyslexic, as well as my husband. It has been an eye opening 5 months around here. In a nutshell, we have found out that 14yo ds has CAPD as well as his ADD and written Lang difficulties. In fact he can't hear people at all when there is any background noise around. It explains so many things we have seen and wondered about. We were given the suggestion of trying a hearing aid, by his audiologist, that can help eliminate a lot of background noise so he can hear conversations close to him. There is an 80% chance it will work. We will be fitting him with a demo H. aid next week and trying one out. We still need to deal with his very slow processing speed, his ADD/distractibility, and writing issues. I'm not sure where to go from here to meet his needs, so am stumbling around a bit with all the information that is out there. It is a bit overwhelming. I started a couple of things but am not sure how effective those will be. I've read about the metronome therapy and called a couple of Drs. about Interactive metronome. Their input has not been encouraging as they were unimpressed with the results they saw and discontinued using it. Any feedback from moms regarding that would be helpful. I have started him on some Dianne Craft Exercises so will see how that goes. The audiologist is a specialist in diagnosing CAPD but not treating it. So, she really didn't have many suggestions. I have seen an SLP mentioned on the boards. I am assuming that is a Speech/Lang, specialist of some sort? I wonder if that should be our next step and if they would give us the best direction on dealing with his learning differences. What do you all think? I'm grateful for the input you have given me. It certainly put us in the right direction and I'm not sure I would have stumbled on that info myself. So thanks.
We are supposed get our child tested for CAPD. If you have had that dx, what type of treatments were given? An issue has come up and I highly doubt we will be able to get the testing performed unless I push it or go to another city to have it done. I was wondering what the possible treatments would be before I decided to push or just drop the whole thing. Thanks!