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Re: Developmental Pediatrician for ADHD
We've been taking my 11 yr old son to Dr. Josephine Lindt in Albany for over four years. I've been very happy with her care. We suspected ADHD by the time my son was around 6 yrs old and at first saw another behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Lawrence Diller in Walnut Creek. We had an extremeley poor experience with him and finding Dr. Lindt was a huge relief. On top of the ADHD diagnosis, she also immediately spotted signs of dyslexia and dysgraphia that no other professionals had even suggested. After follow up testing with an ed. therapist, we were able to start getting him much needed help for reading and writing. We have switched medication many times over the years. Sometimes a med will work well for a few months or more and then with a growth spurt the dosage will need to be upped. Othertimes it has been more a matter of making him too ''flat'' or just not working to help him focus or settle down. Dr. Lindt has been very easy to work with in that regard--checking in by phone and being patient to keep on top of things until finding one that works with the fewest side effects. Medication has made a very positive difference for my son--academically and socially. Best of luck on your journey. Mom of a great boy
We have appts. scheduled for Dr. Josephine Lindt and Dr. Deborah Sedberry for behaviorial issues (possibly ADHD) that we're having with our 4-year-old son. Dr. Berman was our first choice, but we're on a year-long waiting list to see him. Can you please tell me what your experience has been with either Dr. Lindt or Dr. Sedberry? Who would you recommend? Our appt. is coming up soon and we're not sure who to go with. Thanks! -Anon
She evaluated our son over the course of several appointments (I think 4 1-hour appointments, but I could be wrong). He had a complex profile and we had already been through rounds of other testing (audiology, eyesight, speech/language evaluation). After she meet with him she scheduled a follow-up meeting with us.
She basically told us that she really couldn't give us an exact diagnosis and told us that it could be several things (ADHD among them). She recommended to us that we try him on some drugs to see if it helped, which was somewhat shocking to me since she had just told us that she could not give him a diagnosis, and that we go for a complete neuropsych evaluation. We opted to do the neuropsych evaluation the next year, which ruled out ADHD, and pass on the drugs. Now, several years later, our son clearly has dyslexia and we are working with him and his tutors and he is doing great. No more behavior issues at school (which were mostly in the category of impulse control).
One other piece of information: Dr. Lindt. never wrote up a report for us, so you might want to let her know up front if you will be needing that. I assumed she would provide us with a report since her services were not cheap, but that was not the case.
Overall, we were not happy with her services. I would strongly recommend either getting in to see someone for a neuropsych eval or waiting to get on Dr. Berman's list if you can wait that long. Good luck Anonymous, please
Has anybody had any experience with Dr. Josephine Lindt, a developmental pediatrician? Our 5 year old appears to have some sensory integration issues; we're trying to get a clearer and more well-rounded evaluation than we've gotten to date, and also advice about an appropriate school setting for September and about activities/therapy could help him. Thanks for any information about Dr. Lindt, or other relevant specialists. Deborah
Does anyone have any input on Joan Chomack, a speech therapist, and/or Deborah Sedberry or Josephine Lindt - both of whom are behavioral pediatricians? Thanks! Melissa
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