Hi! I was just looking for someone who is in the situation I"m in with an ADD child and possibly Asperger's Syndrome too.
My oldest son was diagnosed a few months ago with ADD. I knew he probably was ADD before, but I tried managing him without meds. (my background is in teaching)
On top of that diagnosis we were told to see a Psychologist for some counseling. Our Psychologist gave us a surprise by telling us that he thought our son had either Asperger's Syndrone or PDD-Nos. Right now we are trying to get a return phone call from one of the leading children's hospitals to get the testing done. We have dealt with the insurance comp. for the past month, so it has been stressful.
I am wondering if you can share some strategies you use or have used with your sons that work. One of the big adjustments I'm trying to make is realizing that he doesn't understand "my" emotions.... like when I'm upset for him making a food mess on the floor after I just cleaned the house, etc. How have you taught your son to learn to read people's emotions?
What plans do you have in place at school? Does your son struggle with handwriting as well? Does he have Dysgraphia?
I hope you don't mind sharing. I'm just trying to find some support and advice, because this is all new to me.
Thanks for your advice!