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Old 02-01-2012, 10:32 PM   #12
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Re: Another ADHD post! =)

I haven't read the other posts yet. I don't know the Brown scale. Our pediatrician and school both used the Connor scale. I assume that they're probably fairly similar. These question/answer scales are simply screening tools. They are not meant to be diagnostic. I know a lot of pediatricians are willing to prescribe medications based on just the results of these screening tools. However, I recommend going through the full battery of tests. Request that the school test him for learning disabilities (full battery of testing - speech, OT, PT, etc). Then has the pediatrician to refer you to a developmental psychologist who can perform the rest of the testing.

That way, you really have a good handle on what's going on with your son. It should give a good idea of what your son's capabilities are so that you know whether he will need an IEP in school in addition to cognitive therapy and perhaps meds.
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