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23 Aug 2011

My son 11 years old. I had an EEG asessment done on him. According to the report he has a filtration problem.. (low pass filter with attenuation) I''m not sure what this means. The neuro therapist also confirmed the test shows that he has an IQ between 9 and 10 , which means he is intelligent. The report also shows that he suffer''s from anxiety which was surprising to me, cause he hides it very well.. He is currently on Concerta 36mg which helps him. When the new school term started I took him of Concerta and I noticed that he''s making silly mistakes especially with maths. So he''s back on Concerta. I also give him ADD memory and concentration. He is busy with a program called " Solisten"  by Tomatis which the therapist recommended. I''m so exhausted and feels so despondent, it breaks my heart to see him struggle accidemically.
Do you have any suggestions.
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ADHD Expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Janine,

Not being a neuro-therapist, I cannot provide any clarity on the report provided - the neuro-therapist who conducted the assessment should be amenable to going through the report with you and explaining such terms. I find it helpful to have a pencil with me and make notes on the report as they speak as there tends to be more information than I can remember.

It is important to remember that one of the side-effects of Concerta can be heightened anxiety, therefore if the EEG was done while on Concerta this could be reason for the result.

Please never confuse intelligence with your child's performance at school - the two are often far removed from each other due to the different manner in which your child may learn. Although somewhat comforting, this does not help you to help him get through his school work.

Being ADHD, your son likely has difficulties organising himself. Providing him with a stable after-school routine, a quite place to work and calendars documenting sports activities, tests and holidays, will help him to organise himself which leads to reduced stress while working.

Asking you to not feel despondent is futile - as a mother you are genetically programmed to worry about your children. However, children are very sensitive to our feelings and concerns and the trick is to give them the impression that everything is fine, provided the child puts the effort in to the work, there is little more you can ask for.

Kind regards,
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