ADHD

Making the Transition Back to School

So, it is back to school time. As a matter of fact, school starts on Monday. So, how to we prepare for a new school year? PT is high functioning enough that there isn’t much we need to do for him. Last year everything was brand new so there was lots of hand holding and schedule reviewing. This year seems a bit more laid back. But, we have gone over the bus schedule, wake up time, bed time, and the after school schedule for the last...

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Dr J. And The Next Six Months

Writer’s note: The story below is about our last visit with PT’s Psychologist whom I refer to as Dr J. or sometimes Dr P. I have decided to document our current renewal to show you how we go about getting our Medical Assistance Behavioral Health Management Organization (yes, they make HMO’s for behavioral health too) to authorize and pay for Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, which is just a fancy phrase for therapy and...

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Here we are…

So here we are. Review time. I wrote about this a few days ago. It is time for our bi-annual review of PT’s care and situation. And, as I posted then, things are going well. He has made great progress in social skills. But we still have issues with things like the potty, his understanding of free will (my way of saying that not everyone wants to do what he wants to do), and of course the chewing and tantrums. Oh yes at age 7 we still have...

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Time for a Review

So we go in on Thursday for our semi-annual review. This is where PT’s psychologist sits down with me, PT, and Mr. M to see how PT is doing and what we might need in the next 6 months. He has made tremendous progress over the last year. We still have some social issues, but things are going. The potty is still a problem. Not at school, but he we don’t consistently remind him at home, he will pee in his pants. Poop, well that is...

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Delays, Delays and More Delays

After the last post which was happy and nice, its time to get back to the griping. We have recently gone through a change in behavioral consultants. JZ is no longer with us. She got a better job with a steady paycheck, and actual medical benefits. So we are happy for her. We got a new behavioral consultant which we will call MH for now. We like MH and so does PT. Now, on to the problems. The agency MH works for, made a little screw up. They...

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Fascinating Moment

I tend to use this space to grip about the problems we deal with. Partially to warn people about what can happen, and partly just to share my frustrations. But every once in a while, PT does something that I find a fascinating moment. We had one of those moments last night. These last few weeks in school PT’s has been studying measuring. The have been measuring stuff in their workbooks with paperclips. Well last night he saw my measuring...

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