Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lecture ~ Aug 8th

2nd part of lecture:
WHAT DO YOU THINK? If a teacher suggested that your child be tested for ADHD, what would you do?
Hopefully, I would not take offense and immediately deny the possibility. I need to remember that the teacher is with my child 6 or 7 hours a day, five days a week and possibly sees something that I do not. She could have a more objective view than I, since it is my child. Just as I would respect her request to see a doctor, I will remain open to hear what the specialist says. Now if the doctor says my child does have ADHD I might seek a second opinion. If that one says the same thing, then I would be looking for natural herbs and treatments. I would be looking at his diet and making changes there. I would try my hardest not to put my child on medication if it was at all possible. I would seek out all other options first. If nothing I tried worked, I would try pharmaceutical medication and monitor it closely. I would constantly be looking for new break through in this area.