“Your child is mentally retarded!” “He is smart but lacks focus, he is all over the place.” “We would love to help but can’t.” “I am not sure that I am treating the right thing, I think something is happening neurologically, he needs further testing before we can continue therapy!”
“I don’t think he belongs at this school, you need to find somewhere else for him.” These are just a few of the comments that I have had to endure as a parent for a son who is loving, intelligent and different. My son Jordan will soon be 12 years old. It is believed that he is on the Autism spectrum (tested), he has a tic disorder and ADHD as his extra super-power. So, what is a parent to do! After his ADHD diagnosis, we thought that once we could get the focus under control, there would be improvements in other areas, and we tried a number of avenues. This little boy has been through the works all kinds of tests, all kinds of therapies-behavioral, occupational, etc. The skills learned in therapy were not being transferred into his daily living, and that was a concern for me.