My son's OT mentioned today that she thinks he has a visual processing disorder. Apparently he can't look track between two objects without moving his head. She said it could be his inattentiveness or it might be a eye motor delay. For now she will work on it with him but if it doesn't improve, he will see a developmental ophthalmologist. Just another to add to the list.
We are at a crossroads with Jake right now. His pediatrician wants him to start a trial of an ADHD medicine called Focalin. Part of me wants to try it to see if it helps. The other part of me is concerned about the side effects: loss of appetite, sleeplessness and (the big one for us) increased anxiety. He has generalized anxiety disorder. The last thing we need to do is turn the anxiety level up. His play therapist said she would monitor him (as we would at home). Still ... its such a gamble. It could really well or it could go horribly.
Do you wish you could stop yelling at your kids??
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