Please Help!!!!! I don't know what to do....
My daughter is 7 years old and is one of Quadruplets. Since she was little I have questioned things. She is easily distracted and has a very hard time following directions, There is a lot more to this than that but I am very concerned. She was tested by the SLP at the school and is recieving services for a gap in her expressive and receptive language skills.
I am having a very hard time with her at home and am very concerned that all of this is affecting her self-esteem. My husband doesn't say very much to me about any of this so I feel very alone in making a decision to bring her to the Dr's to be evaluated. I suspect that she has ADHD or an Auditory Processing Disorder. She is very shy and quiet at school but is the complete opposite at home so I don't know if that fits with an ADHD diagnose, She rarely finishes her center work and often goes to the nurse during math and reading times.
SHe tells me that she is tired all the time and that she hates school. He work at school is up and down. The school isn't concerned enough to send her for an auditory processing evaluation or to be evaluated for ADHD. Because of this I keep doubting myself even though my gut instinct is that something is wrong. I am very worried about her and want to do everything I can for her. Also, I am very fearful of the medications used for ADHD. Does anyone have any helpful insight they can give? Right now I am grasping at straws as to what to do. One of the kiddos was also diagnosed as PDD-NOS so our household can be a pretty chaotic place at times- which I am sure is not helping.