We just got back from Jack's neuropsych appointment. After a lot of testing, Jack was diagnosed with:
Developmental Coordination Disorder
ADHD (inattentive subtype) with sluggish cognitive tempo
Hypertonia (low muscle tone)
Along with his previous diagnosis of SPD. Jack is an alphabet soup.
We discussed medication. I will not lie, it scares the crap out of me. I have seen children on meds who look like zombies. They obsess. Plus, he explained that a side effect can be loss of appetite. Jack doesn't have any weight to lose. So I am still digesting, and I am hoping that I will know what to do about medicating or not medicating. I just love Jack and I want to help him to be able to be the best kid he can be. I also want him to be able to focus and learn in school. Medication scares me.
Anyone out there have advice or thoughts about meds?
On a side note, he felt much of this was from the traumatic birth.