Sarah - posted on 03/13/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
Quickly, we have a 16 yr old male teen who has literally struggled his entire academic life since 1st grade with organization, executive functioning, turning in assignments on time, etc. We have gone through 3 tutors, and are on our third therapist. We are trying to get a psych eval for him as his current therapist indicated that our son is slightly depressed and may need medication. Our kid is very compassionate, caring, smart, and verbal. If you ask him questions about his studies, he's completely on target. He can take the exam and he passes with an "A" or a "B". We have taken away the cellphone, cut television down to one day a week. I know that he's hurting. His doctor will not prescribe meds because our son is under 18. Trying to get in to see a psychiatrist for a teenager with medical insurance is tough. We called a local teaching hospital that deals with teen but because our son doesn't have the right problem, they referred me to the psychology department which has a waiting list of up to 3 months.
We want to help our son and are going to pull him out of the private school he's been attending. What am I missing? Your responses are very much appreciated. Thank you.