last year my son who is 8 now was diagnosed with adhd. the technique used for diagnosis was sitting talking to me for 3 or so hours and ignoring my son..when they said..."here give him ritalin"...i laughed and walked out...obviously, i know there are problems for my son, so i have been trying to fing out about what else it could be. i know he does not have adhd, maybe abit of add, but having read the signs of dyspraxia, i feel quite sure this is what he has. his co-ordination is ok, but he still eats with his fingers and has real trouble with a knife and fork. his school are saying they aren't worried, so i am having to do everything myself, because i know he has trouble with certain things. he gets really emotional as well and cries if people shout, even if its not at him. his writing is very below his ability, as he has trouble holding a pen....is that all down to the co-ordination difficulites that i keep reading about tho? i am really getting so frustrated, because as he is getting older, i have had no recognition from anyone of the problems he has every day. we have an appointment at a new gp next week, but i don't know whether to say "can you look at dyspraxia please?" or just to outline all the problems he has and let them decide from there?...i am frustrated, like i say as the last time we went to see a specialist via referral, and he was diagnosed with the adhd. look forward to hearing from people and hope to get a better understanding of how to approach the doctors!!! thank you xxx any other suggestions about what his problems may be caused by much appreciated xx
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