Are there any ADHD behavior modification professionals in the Middle Tennessee area?

Question:My son has been diagnosed with ADHD and he is unable to take medication. I am looking for alternative help, such as behavior modification.

Answers:
check these things

this is the website to CHADD. a great organization who should be able to help you.
http://www.chadd.org/am/custompages/home...

I also recommend this magazine. Full of lots of information. Great to read online too.

http://www.additudemag.com

I am not from Tenn. so I can't talk specifically but I think these will help.

I don't know why your son is unable to take medication but I know lots of people will have lots of opinions.

As a very well educated adult who starting medication at 31

I can say it has helped me a great deal but it is by no means a magic bullet. I always feel I need to say that because so many people who have never experienced ADD have opinions on what others who the disorder should do. I think only parents of children who have it and those with the disorder should be able to talk about the ups and downs of meds.

I wish they would have realized girls too have this disorder twenty years ago.

Good Luck.

Hope my opinion wasn't too strong. I just hear so much negative med talk (not from you) but for people who never walked a mile in my shoes. I had to try three different meds. And thank God I am an adult and could realize the ones that made me too angry or emotional. I can't imagine what it would be like for a kid.

They say behavior modification is GREAT.
my advice is to read everything, visit support groups, and do everything you can to educate yourself.

There is soooo much more information out there. I just read an article on behavior modification in ADD magazine.
There is a CD video/booklet of self relaxation and focusing techniques for ADHD - Being In Control : Natural Solutions for ADHD , Dyslexia and Test Anxiety. by Jason Alster with Amazon.com
Also some ADHD coaches work online check out ADHD coaches.

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