View Full Version : help!! i need help with my research please!


holliecb
06-18-06, 08:17 AM
Hey, i am a year 12 student completeing my HSC. i am doing a major assignment which requires me to conduct research on the effects of ADHD on families. if you could please answer some questions for me it would be much appreciated. there is no need to state your name as it will remain confidential and your answers will be used for no other reason than for my research purposes. thankyou.
WHAT GENDER IS YOUR ADD/ADHD CHILD?

WHAT ADHD/ADD MEDICATION IS YOU CHILD ON?

HOW HAVE THE MEDICATIONS THAT YOU HAVE USED HELPED YOUR CHILD WITH CONTROLLING THEIR ADD/ADHD?

ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES THE MEDICATION LAST?

DOES THE MEDICATION THAT YOU USE PRODUCE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS?

WHAT IS A NORMAL DAY LIKE WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS NOT TAKEN THEIR ADD/ADHD MEDICATION?

BESIDES MEDICATION, HAVE YOU TIRED ANY STRATEGIES TO HELP MAINTAIN THEIR BEHAVIOUR AT HOME? IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY SOCIALISING PROMBLEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ADHD/ADD? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?

DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD CAUSE A STRAIN ON YOUR FAMILY?

DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD AFFECT THEIR SELF ESTEEM? IF YES HOW?

DOES/DID YOUR CHILD RECEIVE ANY SPECIAL PROVISONS AT SCHOOL TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK?

if you could answers these questions it'd be very much appreciated. thankyou.

This survey has been approved by Administration.

~boots~
06-18-06, 09:46 AM
Hollie, I am afraid I can't help you here. I am not a *parent* to an Adhd child. I *am* an ADHD parent :-)
If your next assignment is on ADULT ADHD, I will be happy to answer your questions
Cheers
Tracy

Scattered
06-19-06, 03:29 AM
I'll try and get back to answer these questions tomorrow.

Scattered

xstarchildx
06-19-06, 07:06 AM
WHAT GENDER IS YOUR ADD/ADHD CHILD? MALE

WHAT ADHD/ADD MEDICATION IS YOU CHILD ON? STRATTERA 20MG&EQUASYM20MG

HOW HAVE THE MEDICATIONS THAT YOU HAVE USED HELPED YOUR CHILD WITH CONTROLLING THEIR ADD/ADHD? IT HELPS WITH HIS CONCENTRATION AT SCHOOL

ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES THE MEDICATION LAST? IT'S A SLOW RELEASE SO ALL DAY

DOES THE MEDICATION THAT YOU USE PRODUCE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS? HAS TROUBLE SLEEPING AND POOR APPETITE

WHAT IS A NORMAL DAY LIKE WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS NOT TAKEN THEIR ADD/ADHD MEDICATION? HELL

BESIDES MEDICATION, HAVE YOU TIRED ANY STRATEGIES TO HELP MAINTAIN THEIR BEHAVIOUR AT HOME? IF SO WHAT ARE THEY? EXERCISE, PRAISE AND STRIKE SYSTEM

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY SOCIALISING PROMBLEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ADHD/ADD? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY? MY SON HAS TROUBLE MAKING AND KEEPING FRIENDS BECAUSE THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS CONDITION

DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD CAUSE A STRAIN ON YOUR FAMILY? YES

DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD AFFECT THEIR SELF ESTEEM? IF YES HOW? BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE ALWAY'S TELLING HIM HE'S BAD OR DOING THING'S WRONG AND WITH HIM NOT BEING ABLE TO MAKE FRIENDS VERY EASY HAS A KNOCK ON EFFECT TO HIS SELF ESTEEM

DOES/DID YOUR CHILD RECEIVE ANY SPECIAL PROVISONS AT SCHOOL TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK? NOT AS YET, BUT HE IS HAVING A BASELINE ASSESSMENT DONE AS WE SPEAK, SO HOPEFULLY THIS WILL HELP


Hope this information is useful any more questions you would like to ask, i would be more than happy to help!!

Scattered
06-21-06, 07:04 AM
WHAT GENDER IS YOUR ADD/ADHD CHILD? - Female

WHAT ADHD/ADD MEDICATION IS YOU CHILD ON?- Ritalin

HOW HAVE THE MEDICATIONS THAT YOU HAVE USED HELPED YOUR CHILD WITH CONTROLLING THEIR ADD/ADHD? - better at staying on task and improved accuracy

ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES THE MEDICATION LAST? - 4 hours for one dose

DOES THE MEDICATION THAT YOU USE PRODUCE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS?- rebound with some anger

WHAT IS A NORMAL DAY LIKE WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS NOT TAKEN THEIR ADD/ADHD MEDICATION? - it is very difficult to get my daughter started on her schoolwork and in keeping her on task off medication; she also has much more trouble with her math and spelling off medication

BESIDES MEDICATION, HAVE YOU TIRED ANY STRATEGIES TO HELP - setting timers for work; one on one homeschooling; rewards; etc.
MAINTAIN THEIR BEHAVIOUR AT HOME? IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY SOCIALISING PROMBLEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ADHD/ADD? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?- less mature socially, more reactive to making mistakes, poor boundaries about sharing everything she is thinking

DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD CAUSE A STRAIN ON YOUR FAMILY?- a little -- but probably not as much as mine does!

DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD AFFECT THEIR SELF ESTEEM? IF YES HOW? - yes, she gets very upset when she makes a mistakes or acts impulsively

DOES/DID YOUR CHILD RECEIVE ANY SPECIAL PROVISONS AT SCHOOL TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK?- no, I homeschool

Crazy~Feet
06-21-06, 10:18 AM
WHAT GENDER IS YOUR ADD/ADHD CHILD? Female

WHAT ADHD/ADD MEDICATION IS YOU CHILD ON? Concerta, above so-called max dose for children

HOW HAVE THE MEDICATIONS THAT YOU HAVE USED HELPED YOUR CHILD WITH CONTROLLING THEIR ADD/ADHD? Reduced impulsivity, better focus, slower speech, increased ability to understand when she has breached "social conventions", decrease in acting out/binge eating when she bcomes bored

ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES THE MEDICATION LAST? All day, for the most part

DOES THE MEDICATION THAT YOU USE PRODUCE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS?None whatsoever

WHAT IS A NORMAL DAY LIKE WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS NOT TAKEN THEIR ADD/ADHD MEDICATION? Loud and obnoxious

BESIDES MEDICATION, HAVE YOU TIRED ANY STRATEGIES TO HELP MAINTAIN THEIR BEHAVIOUR AT HOME? IF SO WHAT ARE THEY? I believe I have tried everything imaginable and nothing was useful, my child is unable to remember anything w/o her meds, just like her momma

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY SOCIALISING PROMBLEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ADHD/ADD? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY? Yes, she has poor tolerance for people below her intelligence level (genius IQ), she tends to invade others' personal space and speak bluntly, she is too young for older kids to want to socialise with yet cannot tolerate most kids her age

DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD CAUSE A STRAIN ON YOUR FAMILY? Yes, sometimes, especially to her stepfather

DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD AFFECT THEIR SELF ESTEEM? IF YES HOW? I do not believe it does in and of itself, the reactions of other people upset her from time to time but she has a very good understanding that she is different, not ill

DOES/DID YOUR CHILD RECEIVE ANY SPECIAL PROVISONS AT SCHOOL TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK? So far, none, because she was in a "dumbed-down" system until this past school year-when she was moved into a gifted child school system she had not been diagnosed yet and was treated poorly by staff.

holliecb
06-29-06, 10:57 PM
thanks so much for your help everyone. it is extremely appreciated.

timh
06-30-06, 04:57 PM
WHAT GENDER IS YOUR ADD/ADHD CHILD? Male


WHAT ADHD/ADD MEDICATION IS YOU CHILD ON? Ritalin SR


HOW HAVE THE MEDICATIONS THAT YOU HAVE USED HELPED YOUR CHILD WITH CONTROLLING THEIR ADD/ADHD? Ability to sit during class, increased focus, and less impulsiveness.


ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES THE MEDICATION LAST? 7 to 8 hours


DOES THE MEDICATION THAT YOU USE PRODUCE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS? Sometimes moodiness.


WHAT IS A NORMAL DAY LIKE WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS NOT TAKEN THEIR ADD/ADHD MEDICATION? We have not experienced this for awhile. :D But homework in the evening is a challenge after the medication is no longer effective.


BESIDES MEDICATION, HAVE YOU TIRED ANY STRATEGIES TO HELP MAINTAIN THEIR BEHAVIOUR AT HOME? IF SO WHAT ARE THEY? Make sure he is looking at us when we ask him to complete something.


DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY SOCIALISING PROMBLEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ADHD/ADD? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY? Not aware of any.


DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD CAUSE A STRAIN ON YOUR FAMILY? Yes, sometimes.


DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD AFFECT THEIR SELF ESTEEM? IF YES HOW? No.


DOES/DID YOUR CHILD RECEIVE ANY SPECIAL PROVISONS AT SCHOOL TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK? No, but the schools does know about his diagnosis.

Good luck with your study.

cacaeb
06-30-06, 08:57 PM
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WHAT GENDER IS YOUR ADHD CHILD? male


WHAT ADHD/ADD MEDICATION IS YOU CHILD ON? catapres patch


HOW HAVE THE MEDICATIONS THAT YOU HAVE USED HELPED YOUR CHILD WITH CONTROLLING THEIR ADD/ADHD?

better impulse control, less hyperactivity


ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES THE MEDICATION LAST?
4 days


DOES THE MEDICATION THAT YOU USE PRODUCE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS?
tiredness, sometimes


WHAT IS A NORMAL DAY LIKE WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS NOT TAKEN THEIR ADD/ADHD MEDICATION?
unbearable



BESIDES MEDICATION, HAVE YOU TIRED ANY STRATEGIES TO HELP MAINTAIN THEIR BEHAVIOUR AT HOME? IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?
behavior mgnt, rewards, therapy



DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY SOCIALISING PROMBLEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ADHD/ADD? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?

poor social skills, easily frustrated, immature


DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD CAUSE A STRAIN ON YOUR FAMILY?
more than I can begin to describe


DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD AFFECT THEIR SELF ESTEEM? IF YES HOW?

not yet, though he dislikes "losing points", "getting into trouble"



DOES/DID YOUR CHILD RECEIVE ANY SPECIAL PROVISONS AT SCHOOL TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK?

has 504 plan for k'garten

holliecb
07-02-06, 12:14 AM
thank you thank you thankyou, you're all are being a really great help!!!

Lipz17
07-02-06, 01:49 AM
WHAT GENDER IS YOUR ADD/ADHD CHILD?Female

WHAT ADHD/ADD MEDICATION IS YOU CHILD ON?Concerta 36mg

HOW HAVE THE MEDICATIONS THAT YOU HAVE USED HELPED YOUR CHILD WITH CONTROLLING THEIR ADD/ADHD?It helps her focus a lot during school

ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES THE MEDICATION LAST?5-7 hours

DOES THE MEDICATION THAT YOU USE PRODUCE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS?I have noticed she has shown some aggresive moments

WHAT IS A NORMAL DAY LIKE WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS NOT TAKEN THEIR ADD/ADHD MEDICATION?WOWWWWWWWW VERY busy and VERY off task

BESIDES MEDICATION, HAVE YOU TIRED ANY STRATEGIES TO HELP MAINTAIN THEIR BEHAVIOUR AT HOME? IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?Structure and lots to do with her hands

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY SOCIALISING PROMBLEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ADHD/ADD? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?She does not have the attention spand to play with the same person for long periods of time

DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD CAUSE A STRAIN ON YOUR FAMILY?She is a very loving little girl but does like to cause grief with her brother at times

DOES YOUR CHILDS ADD/ADHD AFFECT THEIR SELF ESTEEM? IF YES HOW?Yes,she sometimes feels as if noone loves her and i just reassure her we do very much so

DOES/DID YOUR CHILD RECEIVE ANY SPECIAL PROVISONS AT SCHOOL TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK?Not at this time but hoping so next year


I hope that this was of some help and would love to help all I can.

ladym
07-03-06, 02:08 AM
WHAT GENDER IS YOUR ADD/ADHD CHILD? Male

WHAT ADHD/ADD MEDICATION IS YOU CHILD ON? None right now. In the past has been on Concerta, Adderall, Strattera.

HOW HAVE THE MEDICATIONS THAT YOU HAVE USED HELPED YOUR CHILD WITH CONTROLLING THEIR ADD/ADHD? Adderall is the only one that worked well. It worked perfectly for controlling his AD/HD symptoms. He had the side effect of becoming aggressive though, so it was discontinued.

ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES THE MEDICATION LAST? Around 7-8 hours.
DOES THE MEDICATION THAT YOU USE PRODUCE ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS? With Concerta there was lack of appetite. Adderall- Insomnia and Aggression. Strattera - Sleepiness, aggression

WHAT IS A NORMAL DAY LIKE WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS NOT TAKEN THEIR ADD/ADHD MEDICATION? "Name" Stop it, please stop, "Name" please sit down, "Name" please stop bugging your sisters. This is what I say all day:p He is constantly moving. Bouncing from one thing to the next. Can't be content with anything. Always getting into things. Talking non stop. Bugging people non stop, on purpose. Can't concentrate on anything. Can't do homework. Rushes through everything. Extremely impulsive. Moody, hyper....exhausting!

BESIDES MEDICATION, HAVE YOU TIRED ANY STRATEGIES TO HELP MAINTAIN THEIR BEHAVIOR AT HOME? IF SO WHAT ARE THEY? We've spent countless hours working on relaxation techniques, organization techniques, ways to help control impulse, ways to try and keep himself busy. We've tried countless reward charts, discipline techniques. I'm not sure there is anything we haven't tried.

DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY SOCIALIZING PROBLEMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ADHD/ADD? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY? Yes. Because he is so hyper and impulsive, he tends to annoy his friends easily. He wants to have friends, but doesn't understand that the things he does annoys them, and doesn't entertain them like he thinks.

DOES YOUR CHILD'S ADD/ADHD CAUSE A STRAIN ON YOUR FAMILY? Yes, definitely. When he is bouncing off the walls non stop. Constantly having to be talked to, it wears on us. We get stressed out, and it changes the whole "tone" in the house. We also have a little on with sensory issues, and having someone going full force all day long is the last thing she needs. He overwhelms her very easily, which results in meltdowns from her.

DOES YOUR CHILD'S ADD/ADHD AFFECT THEIR SELF ESTEEM? IF YES HOW? Yes, he thinks he is stupid because he has fallen behind in school. He thinks no one likes him because his friends turn away from him, and adults are always on him to behave. He hates that he can't behave in the manner that he wants to behave.

DOES/DID YOUR CHILD RECEIVE ANY SPECIAL PROVISIONS AT SCHOOL TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK? Not yet, but hopefully this will be in place next year.

holliecb
08-07-06, 02:29 AM
i would like to thank everyone for their responses. it was really appreciated. my assignment is now handed in and im awaiting a mark.
thanks again!

xstarchildx
08-07-06, 07:11 AM
Good luck holliecb hope you get a good mark, you'll have to let us know :)