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02 Apr 2014

Is daar 'n gesondheidsrisiko as concerta langdurig gebruik word
My seun is 11 jaar oud en amper 'n jaar op concerta 36mg. Hy is nie hiperaktief nie, maar sukkel om te konsentreer in klasverband. Vandat hy op medikasie is is sy klaswerk netjieser en volledig, maar sy punte in eksamens is nog swak en onder graadgemiddeld. As die vrae mondelings gestel word ken hy die antwoorde, maar sodra hy die toets in klas skryf, het hy 'n blok..dis asof hy nie die vrae verstaan nie..(as hy dit self lees)Is daar enige raad?
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02 May 2014

Dear Adelle,


This sounds like a reading difficulty rather than a difficulty from the ADHD.  There may be a processing or decoding difficulty that makes comprehending what is read difficult, or has an impact on his speed of reading.  When children have a slow reading speed they tend to rush more as they are aware of the time constraints.  An assessment into his reading ability can be done either through centres specifically focused on reading or through a psychologist.


Best wishes,

Delia
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