Hello my child is 10 yrs old and ADHD he is struggling in school and has a learning disorder.. please help me and give me advise iam so lost

Hi, Iam new to this page.. I have a 10 yr old boy with ADHD Iam a single mother and so proud to have him as a son. He is funny and happy kid but I've been worried about school.. He is on fourth grade and having problem learning he is reading like a second grader.. he goes to a regular class and is taken out for reading math and writing special classes he has speech and occupational therapy.. he is so behind in school that they have offered a special program where he will have a one on one teacher .. iam so much struggling I don't know what to do I just want my child to be happy ☹️

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  • There is nothing wrong about getting extra support and i know that it might make him feel singled out but it will help him in the long run. I know i used to feel like that

    You could try finding him something that he does well in and working on it like a sport or something creative as then he will fell happy and great that he can do something that maybe others in his class can't.

    I hope this helps and i know it gets better!!!

  • Thank you 🙂

  • Hi - I know it's tough but hang in there. He needs you. Do you have your own therapist for you and your son? Maybe to give you more ideas or just help support you. Is your son on any medication? Have you considered it? Here's hoping things get better for you and your son. 😊

  • Yes he is on medication but I honestly don't see any change.. I've talk to the doctor about changing medication so maybe next month he will start on new medication.. thank you 🙂

  • I’m new here as well! I’m a single mom of a 13 year old son who has been diagnosised with ADD, Dyslexia, and Dyscalculia. A while back, my doctor suggested watching Dr. Russell Barkley ADHD - The 30 Essential Ideas Every Parent Needs to Know. You can find this on YouTube. Its broken down into several (27) sections. 7B talks about the 30% rule relating to Executive functioning. 8D talks about the importance of being proactive rather than reactive. Another short video he does is titled “This is how you treat ADHD based off science”. Found that one today and found more helpful information in there!!! I also find the TEDx videos on dyslexia informative. I like to remind my son that school is the hardest thing he will ever have to do but we will get through it together. Keep fighting the good fight! Hope this helps

  • Thank you so much

  • We are all here to support each other. It’s nice to know we are not alone.

  • Thanks for the support and caring ❤️ So much in need of that 😌

  • Oh...here’s some other resources. BookShare is a free audio book site where you can put in the ISBN number of a book and download it for free. I like the ability to search by ISBN so when my son follows along in his book he words are the same. With this program you would have to print out a form that his special ed teacher needs to fill out regarding “Print” disability to get the membership access. You can also check out audio books from the public library. Just make sure the hard copy and audio book match. I missed that the first time and my son was sooo lost.

    Math deficits are tricky because there are not a whole lot of resources out there. You can look at Marilyn’s Multisensory Math page on Facebook.

    I live in Oklahoma and have utilized the Payne Education Center for resourced. They have a pretty extensive network and may be able to put you in contact with people in your area. You could also see if Scottish Rites Hospital in Dallas may be able to provide resources in your area. Both of these institutions deal with training educators to teach those with learning difficulties. Finally - you might check in with your local Disability Law Center for guidance. Hope this helps!

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