This is Mason. He just turned 6 in January. He is a brilliant little boy who loves to learn, be creative and play with his little sister.
But there is another side to him. Mason's official diagnosis is Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, PDD, an Anxiety Disorder and Autistic Traits. Honestly, I don't care what they want to label it. I just want to know how to help him.
Every day his anxiety gets worse. Now days he is almost completely consumed by it. I have tried ever thing I could think of and nothing works. every day I see him slipping further away in his fears.
I took the steps today to get him help. With all the knowledge I have and research I've done....I don't know how to fix this. It kills me seeing him so scared and miserable all the time. Is it his medications? He is on Aderall. I've tried talking to the pediatrician about the anxiety. His doctor is awesome. She knows I am an educated parent and doesn't feel comfortable changing around meds. I respect her for that but in the mean time we are stuck on survive.
I had his intake meeting with our behavior specialist. Hopefully they can get him in with the specialist in the next 2 months. Doesn't that sound crazy. I have to wait at the very least a few weeks if not up to 4 months to get medication help. These time frames are crazy. No matter who you go to for help you are always waiting around for months when you have already dealt with the problems you are dealing with for months already. What am I supposed to do when I need help now??
No one seems to know the answer to that even though everyone is searching for it.