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i wish someone had intervened…

Conventional school made this creative creature very, very miserable. EVERY TIME I READ THIS STORY, I GET A BIT EMOTIONAL… Gillian was only eight years old, but her future was already at risk.  Her schoolwork was a disaster, at least as far as her teachers were concerned.  She turned in assignments late, her handwriting was…

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I Adopted A Child With Special Needs & It Changed My Life In Ways I Never Imagined

We swam in an alphabet soup of possible diagnoses Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit-hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Oppositional-Defiant Disorder (ODD), anxiety, rickets, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy (ST), Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). Some fit, others did not, but we left no…

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Distressed Mom Fears Son will be Danger to Himself,Oppositional Defiant Disorder

In the meantime, he isn’t taking his medications and hasn’t had a proper psychiatric evaluation since he was diagnosed at 10 with ADHD, anxiety disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, Tourette’s and permanent brain damage. At just four years old, he was hearing voices and telling his mother that aliens were abducting him at night. At nine, he was admitted to…

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