Letters to the Editor...
When we were kids, my mother would crush a
pill between two spoons, then add a little
water and sugar to help us take a pill. All
we had to do was swollow the spoonful.
So where is your reply to the ADD letter?
I am also interested in Focus Factor.
Here is a copy of the letter to which Dennis
I have an eight year old son. I've been told
by several people including his teacher and
family doctor that he has ADD. I am a
teacher's aide so I am familar with the
signs. I do think he is ADD. The doctor
tried to put him on Concerta. My son would
not/could not swallow the pill. We tried
everything (putting in jello, ice cream and
applesauce). We used a straw finally after
nothing else would work. We were able to
blow the pill down his throat 3 days in a
row. He then put up a fight about that. We
are so frustrated! How can we get him the
help he needs? He will be in Third grade
next year. I heard about a medicine called
Focus Factor. It was on a paid advertisement
commercial. Have you ever heard of this? If
so, what do you know about it? From what I
understand, there is a chewable. This would
be fantastic! Please advise me. I am
desperate to help my son!
Hoopeston Area Schools
Beth Thrasher, email@example.com,
This month's letters:
state boards, 4/26/02, by where are they?.
Benchmark Books, 4/03/02, by Jan Tell.
ADD, 3/31/02, by Mary/PA.