my 3 year old challenge has been a "high needs" child from day 1. as hes come barrelling into toddler hood its only progressed, not gotten better. last year we were referred to a child psychologist and she gave him a dx of adhd. we then tried to get some help for him and ended up having a 2nd eval, and that dr said disruptive behavior disorder and ODD, oppositional defiant disorder. so then we were referred to early intervention. he had a behavior specialist for awhile, but ei ends at age 3. we had him to the iu but he did not qualify because they handle more developmental issues than behavior. so, guess what? 3rd eval at the beginning of this month. the evaluator is recommending a behavior specialist and a tss aide here in the home. im so stressed out with him and this whole situation. i wish i could give you a little window into our lives. i promise you i am not jumping on bandwagons, i am not over reacting. there is a case manager and a tss aide that come to the house for my sister, and they both have said they have rarely seen this in a child this young. this is not terrible 2's or 3's, i WISH it was just that. he literally runs in circles, he hits and bites, spits, throws toys, kicks, bites himself, he cannot even sit through a full dora episode. the longest ive seen him with one toy is about 3-5 min. he throws ALL OUT TANTRUMS when he does not get something he wants. he does not sleep good at all, we actually have an appointment with a specialist in hershey on july 23rd for him. and thats just what i can think of right now. im thinking i probably need to keep some kind of journal on his behavior, but with also having to care for my 8 month old its very difficult. Now i call the place that did the eval to check on things yesterday and find out that the evaluator only recommended 4 hours a WEEK with a behavior specialist and no tss aide. Im LIVID!!! The bs is coming to the house with the lady from the agency this morning. Im NOT signing anything, i want them to listen to me! I guess if i have to i can see if we can go through a different agency? can anyone offer any insight or advice?
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