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Old 05-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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What's the next step?

I am pretty sure DS1 has ADHD. I have been feeling so run down and just at my wits end with his behavior for about 6+ months (DS is 4.5 years old). He is out of control! I started researching and pretty much all I am discovering points to ADHD... but my question is; what next?

He was too young to go to school this year (4K) so I don't have the school yet. Do I go to his pedi? Do I call the school? I'm so confused... I want to help him so that he's not getting in trouble so much - and so our lives are less stressful!

Any help or imput would be great!

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Re: What's the next step?

I would call his pedi. He can set you up with the necessary specialists.
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Re: What's the next step?

Does ADHD qualify for Early Intervention? He might be able to attend Pre-k early? (I'm not sure it if qualifies so you would have to check with the program in your state.)
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Re: What's the next step?

After age 3, Early Intervention is done through the school system. You can call your pedi to go through specialists to get a diagnosis/theraputic referals. You can also call a local school and ask how to get your son evaulated. He may qualify for for ESE Pre-K. If you don't get an answer from the school you can call the Early Steps/ Early intervention (0-3), and they will let you know how to go through the next steps. My son is 6 and we are just starting the process of diagnosis for ADHD for him. He is having major behavioral issues in school.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:25 PM   #5
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Re: What's the next step?

Thank you so much everyone! I will be calling his pedi in the morning to get in contact with the people I need to talk to
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