Posted: 19/10/2012 at 19:09
My son is 12 years old and has dyslexia (server) and mild autism consisting of adhd and aspergus. I can cope with my son 98% of the time but school dont seem to be able to. He is about key stage 1 in his level as he cant seem to retain information. School say he fidgets, lack of concentration, etc. The school and peadatrion is pressurising me into giving my son the above drug but im sceptical.
What mum wants give their child a drug that can become addictive but i also dont want to be acused of holding my son back in his education due to his lak of concentration. It also the side effects as well.
If i lived in a dream world my son would be in a special need school but my local la say no. As autism unless really bad is not classed as a disability and dyslexia is deffinetly not. All he does at school is englsh maths and science plus one hour of fun subject everyday, cause he that far behind.
My son dont want to take it as he scared it will change him and loose the friends he got which arent that many. He also scared of getting aiddicted to it and the side effects. Iv been given a week to make my mind up, which isnt long at all for such a big discission.
So any parents out their who been down my path or got knowledge to help in swaying my decision please comment as talking to all sorts of people about it. Going away with his autism group this weekend so going speak to others then about it.