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Subject: Re: Undiagnosed LD, Mental Illness, etc. Date: 12/18/2006 9:57 AM
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Thank you each, DeterminedMom and 2Gifts!

It is now Monday morning. He called me late Sunday evening and we had some dinner and walked and talked for a bit. In short, he said in the last two days he's been considering again my recommendation that he seek counseling and assessment. I gave him the bit of feedback I had to that point and he said he's not yet certain if he trusts the school guidance counselor at his current school, but that there's a staff person he knows from a different school (I believe his old middle school, but not certain) that he'll ask for assistance. Unfortunately that was a private school and he's now in public school so I doubt he may have free access. Even so I encouraged him to talk to that school staff person that he trusts and ask them for referrals and ideas if he is not eligible for school and government services through them.

It also seems he's wondering if he has ADHD: personally, I don't think he seems "hyperactive" in the stereotypical sense, but I definitely agree with him that he has a major problem with being unable to focus, or basically being bored quickly. The only area which doesn't bore him and that he can maintain literally hours of concentration is music (he plays guitar, in a couple of loose bands, etc.).
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