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Old 06-20-2007, 03:49 PM   #21
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Check out www.feingold.org It might help. Feingold is an allergist that feels that additives, preservatives and food coloring hinder children's abilities to cope and handle stress, as well as to remain calm, causing them to freak out, get wild, uncontrollable, etc. Perhaps tuning his diet might help matters? Definitely work checking into *hugs*

I have definitely looked into this in the past, which is the main reason I cook from scratch, watch gluten and many many other things, we dont' do food coloring if we can avoid it-for example, birthdays we can't really avoid it.
I will look at it again because it changed a lot before and fixed several allergies he had, which I just incorporated into his diet about 6 years ago and just adapted to, so I will be looking at it again, thanks for the reminder!!

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Old 06-20-2007, 03:55 PM   #22
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I agree. That is really really scary.

My niece has Aspergers and some of that DOES sounds really similar to her. You might ask about that.

I asked the doctor about Aspergers probably about 2 or 3 years ago because that is exactly what I saw, and I was praying there was an answer, she sent him to the local childrens hospital for developmental and ____ tests and quite a bit of money later, and because of his age they couldn't do a real IQ test so they said he was "bright" but he had speech issues, which I had already known, but they weren't serious enough to get help through the school, although this year they were and boy did he LOVE getting pulled out of class!! So I will have the Ped give me some more ideas again and get things rolling again and between counseling (which he has an appointment for next week) and more testing and individual time with mom, we shall see what we can do, it is truly not easy having this kiddo, the friend of mine I spoke with yesturday about counseling (who gave me the referrals) said she loved him, and I said, "really? sometimes he drives me nuts even though I love him too" She chuckled and said, "I didn't say he wasn't challenging, because he certainly is, there is a lot going on in his head at any given minute, and he definitely cannot spit it out" So we shall see, Thank you ALL for your input, at least I have a direction unlike the feeling I had yesturday about this.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:57 PM   #23
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So sorry mama!

My DS (also big for his age and scored above 99th percentile for IQ when school district tested him) is also the same with writing ~ although I prefer to homeschool, I don't even think it is an option with him. We tried it last year for a month in 2nd grade and he refused to write. He would cry and yell at the teacher telling her he doesn't have to do things perfectly and only her way. Much easier for me and him at home.... BUT, I do not have all of the behavioral problems you have... there is the lack of social ability, and extreme stubborness though, but not the lack of remorse, that is very frightening.
I was diagnosed with Asperger's as an adult, so I worry some with DS, but the ped (who I need a referral from) says if it doesn't effect his work at school, then we don't need to worry about it ~ and since I homeschool.... naturally, I think the better I know what I'm dealing with the better I can help my son... but we will get a new ped soon.
I would definitely get a professional to evaluate him, and get him some therapy, as that is very scary stuff. I am so sorry you're having to go through that!

Gifted children can have more difficulties than children with learning difficulties, and are much more prone to things like suicide and depression. I believe it is not too early to try to prevent as many as these problems as possible - but I am still learning how to deal with my DS as well, so don't have any advice on what to do. Good luck, mama!
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:59 PM   #24
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First let me give you plenty of ((hugs))...as a teacher I have dealt with the student in middle school and its not pretty. We try to get student counseling but if there is no intervention things can go really wrong. I.e. One student threatened to kill another on my space,charges were filed... or the one that threatened to stab me and my baby.. (I was pregnant)- now mind you I try to find the way that everyone learns and use various teaching methods.
I know as a parent that has to be frustrating.
My own son does not like to write, but reads on a 4th grade level- he's just finished 1st grade.
Please, please get him some counseling. In elementary schools its hard to get it, but in middle and high school children see counselors/therapists all the time. They have group sessions and individual sessions.
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