Roxanne - posted on 10/25/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son has always stuggled in school. He is 7 years and 10 months old now and in the 1st grade. He has had a terrible time with reading and spelling and I finally got him tested by a Child Psychologist. He diagnosed him as "textbook" dyslexic and ADHD.
I wasn't shocked with the dyslexia diagnosis, as I have saw the signs and he had ALOT of them. He wants to read and do well in school. He wants to be "smart". It breaks my heart. He has never been a disruptive child in the classroom. Teachers all say he is a joy to be around, plays well with others, but has a hard time focusing on specific assignments and tasks. Mainly his reading and spelling times.
I just dont understand? Everyone says that a mom would know. Well, he is wild, but nothing unlike my two older children were when they were his age. He isn't obnoxious, and he can sit still quietly if he's doing a task that he enjoys, like Legos, and Video game, coloring pages, etc.
The family doctor has explained that he needs Adderall to help him focus, in order to get past the learning curve (I refuse to call it a disability)of reading, and spelling.
Does anyone out there, have a child on this medicine and think like me? Maybe they want to catagorize him b/c they dont know what else it could be? Please help. None of my children have ever been on anything like this, and of the 3 boys, he is the only one that is having any difficulty in school.