AD Symptoms requiring child psychologist or eye specialist

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AD Symptoms requiring child psychologist or eye specialist

Postby toetoe » Thu May 26, 2011 2:10 pm

Hi, I am a newbie here.

After attending the parent teacher session last nite, all teachers recommend therapy for my P4 child.

He has AD (ADHD WITHOUT the HD) and anger mgnt issues. He can't control himself and we cant deny this anymore.

If you know any good one ( that have a heart in children more than $ in pocket), pls recommend to me.

:?: :?: :?:

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Re: Any child psychologist to recommend?

Postby gerberadaisy » Thu May 26, 2011 2:21 pm

Hi toetoe

My child has seen one last year who is very good. However, I think her schedule is rather full as she gets lots of referrals cause she's rather established in this field. If you're interested, I can pm you the details and you can check with her if she can take in anymore kids.

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Re: Any child psychologist to recommend?

Postby toetoe » Thu May 26, 2011 2:32 pm

Sure. Thanks!! I only know Clare Ong. Same dr?

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Re: Any child psychologist to recommend?

Postby gerberadaisy » Thu May 26, 2011 3:01 pm

Have pm you.

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Re: Any child psychologist to recommend?

Postby Village Girl » Thu May 26, 2011 7:56 pm

Hi Pls pm me too. I have brought my girl to see a counsellor in Child Guidance Clinic but of no help. She just told us to be patience and be consistent. sigh.....

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Re: Any child psychologist to recommend?

Postby happyheart » Thu May 26, 2011 9:50 pm

Could you also pm me please? I suspect my ds is facing :lovesite: similar situation. Thanks!

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Re: Any child psychologist to recommend?

Postby kitty2 » Fri May 27, 2011 9:58 am

Village Girl wrote:Hi Pls pm me too. I have brought my girl to see a counsellor in Child Guidance Clinic but of no help. She just told us to be patience and be consistent. sigh.....


Did she see Carolyn Kee?Heard she's good.I think all the psychologist always said the same thing,be patientand let the child grow at his own phase.

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Re: Any child psychologist to recommend?

Postby enough of maid » Fri May 27, 2011 8:32 pm

Hi can pm me also. My girl also seeing in child guidance clinic but no improvement. R the charges high?

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Re: Any child psychologist to recommend?

Postby ElmoWorld » Fri May 27, 2011 10:07 pm

Dont be too quick to accept that it is ADHD!

There are many cases of misdiagnosis of ADHD as there are many similarities between children with ADHD and Sensory Integration Disorder (or Sensory Processing Disorder) & Convergence Insufficiency (CI).

Pls search the website and even youtube (type "ADHD misdiagnose") for these two terms if they sound alien to you, some will tell you their differences.

I went through a very long way to find out that most of my son's problems (forgetful, unable to focus, fidgety, cannot follow instructions, impulsive, difficulty copying from board, poor handwriting, cannot catch a ball, poor social skills, etc) are not related to ADHD or Sensory Integration Disorder but some vision problems!!!! [Yes, the school eye-test didnt pick it up - he has 6/6 vision with glasses and can read till the last line on the chart.]

It is a heart-aching 5 years of trial and error, wasting not only money but precious time (golden window of correcting his problems).

Looking back, I think I could have cut short my journey if I go straight to therapy centres that are familiar with vision therapies and sensory issues. I had not tried centres like BrainTrain and Dynamics Therapy Centre, but from testimonials I read, looks like they know the differences.

Read up and wise up.
Make sure you are convinced with what these psychologists tell you...because you are the expert when it comes to your child. Always rule out the sensory issues first, like eye-sight, hearing, taste, smell, balancing, muscle tone, etc.

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Re: Any child psychologist to recommend?

Postby Village Girl » Fri May 27, 2011 10:57 pm

kitty2 wrote:
Village Girl wrote:Hi Pls pm me too. I have brought my girl to see a counsellor in Child Guidance Clinic but of no help. She just told us to be patience and be consistent. sigh.....


Did she see Carolyn Kee?Heard she's good.I think all the psychologist always said the same thing,be patientand let the child grow at his own phase.


Not Carolyn, is a counselor from middle east. She is going back to her country as the clinic did not renew her contract. Hopefully the next one would be better. My girl has taken the Adhd test and she is fine. Is her anger mgr...she threw tantrum almost daily. I'm losing patience.

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