Over the last few weeks and months, I have been asking my self the question. Why my parents didn't seek diagnosis while I was a child. I saw many educational psychologists and other professionals.
I got through so many pencils, because I used to chew them, my concentration levels at school was poor (it still is). I started school in the late 70's, even at an early age i was struggling, from what i can remember even before I started school there were problems.
I remember having the struggles of being singled out because my work wasn't up to scratch.
I'm now 47 and stuck on a waiting list that is making me feel anxious.
I think that many of us have asked that exact same question and wondered ‘why’ our parents didn’t get us assessed and diagnosed as children especially when it was ‘so’ obvious! I know I certainly have. But I also think, that maybe as an adult with a reasonable amount of life experience behind me that I’m more able to ‘handle’ a diagnosis now, to make it work for me, as such, to use it in a positive way to help both myself and others. What are your thoughts on this?