Denise - posted on 01/18/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Is there anyone out there whose child has Sensory Processing Issues, along with Autistic tendencies and has been diagnosed with ADHD. My 6 year old son has only been diagnosed by ADHD through psychologists, and according to his OT and Developemtal optometrist, he is not ADHD, he clearly has Sensory processing and Vision Issues. He completed the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale and met criteria for Autism, but the MD is holding off on a firm diagnois because of the ADHD symptoms that the psych interpreted during the eval. We are now doing a trial run of ritalin, very low dose, and it has made him very lethargic. Any suggestions? I want to be rid of the ADHD Diagnosis and have my son accurately diagnosed so we can continue with the treatemnts that are beneficial for him and an IEP that also meets his needs.