... can see learning problems she has stayed back 2 times in 1 st grade Nd will stay back this year in second grade. Is there proof of learning problems and ADHD being related to this disorder..thank you
According to Michael E. Doyle, MD, the hypothyroidism can contribute to the ADHD. Most references are about trying to determine hypothyroidism VERSUS ADHD. So the first thing to consider is if the hypothyroidism is treated and if your daughter's thyroid tests are normal. Another major point to consider is that ADHD IS a learning disorder in my opinion. I've raised 3 sons with ADHD or ADD and I believe the lack of a normal attention span would disable anybody from learning. Add a highly active body and again, how can they possibly write and listen well at the times the teacher expects them to?
There should be a route through the public school system to have your child tested for learning disorders. There are also private Drs. not working for the school system who specialize in this area. This type Dr. can help your child immensely. Both the school system and the Dr. would test your daughter for intelligence and how far behind she is for her grade and her intelligence level. If there's a significant difference between how intelligent she is and what she has learned, she will be classified as learning disabled. The testing is done in a way that the learning disabilities do not have a great affect on the results. If she's learning disabled she can get teachers trained in how to educate her. She would go to special classes taught by these teachers. There seems to be behavior problem children also put incorrectly in these classes, but it's still a good place to learn if your child's ADHD is treated by medicine. None of my sons would have been educated without medicine for ADD and ADHD. Something to consider.
You can look at this article for some information and natural treatments, but don't be surprised if they don't work. Do a search for hypothyroidism and ADHD and then look for this article:
Natural Treatments for ADHD and Hypothyroidism by Michael E. Doyle, MD.
Another caution: Is your daughter being taught with the Common Core curriculum? This is designed to fail and your daughter may not have the problem, it's the school that has a problem. Getting her out of that curriculum could be your answer. It sounds like your daughter does have some kind of learning problem, but consider all I've told you, please. If you want to talk some more, you could find this site's method of making me a friend and we can talk all we want. Right now, I can't access you via private email.
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