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  1. Thought I accidentally locked myself out of this account with an old email but guess not so woooo. Happy Anniversary guys, you all are the awesome. I don't say it enough to those I talk to but this place really did make quite the impact on my life for the better. You all helped me escape an abusive relationship when some of my family were continually pressuring me to stay, you all tolerated my ridiculous poorly drawn comics and silly board stories, and of course I met Link here. My life wouldn't be the same without this place, no correction the best parts of my life wouldn't be the same withou
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  2. One of the key takeaways from the ADHD book was diet. Kids with ADHD tend to not eat very well during the day, apparently. Dr recommended protein for breakfast and lunch for better brain function. My daughter tends to eat toast or a mini bagel in the morning, which I've maintained isn't enough. So now I make her drink some chocolate kids protein shake every morning in addition to her bagel. I think its helping, and now she reminds if she doesn't get some sort of protein in the morning, so I think she realizes it helps, too. I wish she didn't hate eggs lol.
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  3. Jacob, I think your face wins for dumbest username.
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  4. You missed on Baron Corbin though.
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  5. My husband claims the ADHD medication made him "fuzzy". He said he could definitely focus more but he didn't like how it made him feel. My husband was a really gifted athlete as a kid and I think that was do much of his identity that he feared not being able to compete at such a high level with that fuzziness. At that age he was playing 3 age groups up in soccer (a 9-year old playing U12). As an adult he is annoyingly in touch with his body. Every ache and pain and gas bubble is super distracting and makes him irritable and unable to focus on anything else other than how uncomfortable he is. H
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  7. I think it's a lot of this-- when the material holds his interest he definitely does better.
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  8. We give Luke Dr Pepper when we need him to be calm for a while. Took him to see Endgame at 10PM and gave him a Dr P. I think the people sitting behind us thought we were cracked (the rest of us had waters). He sat on my lap for over 3.5 hours and watched the movie. He never stops moving otherwise.
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  9. We're trying some non-medication therapies and I wanted to do that before we went with medication. But some of the findings basically said that he's withdrawn and is at risk for depression, and the therapy isn't helping him enough. Maybe a combination will help him enough to get off medicine in the future, but right now he doesn't have the skills to manage and he doesn't have the ability to learn them.
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  10. Since the DSM-V update, hyperactivity has been differentiated from the rest of the ADHD diagnosis. https://images.pearsonclinical.com/images/assets/basc-3/basc3resources/DSM5_DiagnosticCriteria_ADHD.pdf Often times people will say, I have those issues, and I do fine. But if the conditions actually impact an individual's life to such a negative extent that they are impacting relationships, work, school, etc then you should get checked out. Everyone gets depressed from time to time. However, most people have functioning neurotransmitters and eventually are able to move on with their li
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  11. ADHD is a physiological condition and it is somewhat common for symptoms to decrease. Generally what happens is that the hyperactivity dramatically decreases (becoming ADhD) at puberty. However, the inattention is still present through adulthood. Parents see the hyperactivity decrease so they believe the inattention is behavioral and the ADHD went away, when it is just the ADhD manifesting in a different form. The now teenager not only still has ADHD but also is likely multiple years behind in school. This leads to depression, high anxiety, etc. Students with ADHD who are smart and can r
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  12. Happy Anniversary! Reports of its death are greatly exaggerated.
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  13. Arizona cause here in the desert we don't need no damn DST.
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  14. My bad. I thought he was closer to 5. The ABAS is very similar to the Vineland. I know you didn't see the raw scores, but considering what you are seeing at home is not lining up with the other data, the whole value of you taking the survey is to look at those discrepancies and try to ascertain any antecedents. It appears he is getting help, in the end that is all that matters. My background is not in early childhood, but you said it best, is that at the age of three many of these skills are still in various ranges of development and you might just be hitting the perfect storm of beh
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  15. Correction. Cognitive abilities was .01 percentile. You would think he should still be hospitalized and drooling on himself from a coma. Who the **** did the test and what test? They can't give you the protocols, but they can show you the protocols. Answering the first question, which is usually as easy as "What is your name" will get you out of the .01. Did they give you the confidence band? Regardless, ANY professional test (WISC, WIAT, WJ, Stanford-Binet, etc) clearly states that if the student is not appropriately cooperating the child SHOULD NOT BE TESTED. This is clearly a misa
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  16. He'll always be Cedric Diggory to me.
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  17. So it’s settled, I’m going to change Krawlie’s name to Cantankerous Jedi.
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