I just want to inform those who have children and have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. My daughter was diagnosed back in 3rd grade with ADHD and put on medication. It wasn't until my daughter's high school counselor expressed concern when my daughter was in 10th grade. Her counselor said that my daughter seemed bored at school, she seemed like she didn't want to be there, and that her grades were declining. She suggested that my daughter see a psychologist that she knew (one of very high standing) to see if there was something else going on. Our daughter was put through three days of extensive 4 hour testing, both on her meds and off. She did better when she was off her meds. She was rediagnosed with Central Auditory Processing Disorder and taken off her meds. This is a disorder that is not well-known, even the high school counselor hadn't heard of it and we were asked to supply her with all the reports from our daughter's testing. Needless to say, because this disorder isn't well-know there are probably MANY more kids out there that have been misdiagnosed and should not be taking drugs. After our daughter was diagnosed and taken off her meds, her new prescription was in CD form - she listened to special music CDs that were made up of various octives that tricked the ears and brain to work together. Central Auditory Processing Disorder is a disorder where whatever your child is hearing in school goes in the ears, but gets lost and doesn't process in the brain. So, all of the lectures given in school do not enter the brain/memory so the child may not even attend class. Because this disorder wasn't too well-known, I had to appeal my insurance company to cover the bills - they really didn't know too much about it. And at the time of the CD prescriptions, the insurance company didn't cover them, but the agent I talked to said that sometime down the road they probably would be covered (maybe you'll be lucky). I just wish that I would have found out about this disorder a long time ago because our daughter fell way behind in school, and we spent about $11,000 at Huntington Learning Center for tutoring, which had a lot of "audio" teaching (which with CAPD, a child cannot comprehend any of it) - we wasted a lot of money!! Need more info, please let me know.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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