Liz - Interview 2 ' Parents of children on the autism spectrum
Age at interview: 45
Brief outline: Liz's son, Jonas, aged 11, has been diagnosed with epilepsy, ADHD and Asperger syndrome and Raphe, the youngest son, has Downs Syndrome. Jonas attends the local mainstream primary school but Liz is worried about the move to secondary school.
Background: Liz, 45, lives with her husband, a chicken farmer, and two of her three sons. Ethnic background/nationality' White British.
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- Age at interview:
- Liz, 45, lives with her husband, a chicken farmer, and two of her three sons. Ethnic background/nationality' White British.
He is – well he has been on everything but he’s been Strattera, Ritalin. Also they use the Epilim for the epilepsy, they also use some of that for the ADHD because it can control. And now he is on Imipramine which is three tablets taken at night time and basically what the Imipramine does is it helps him concentrate a little bit better but it mainly helps him to sleep and if he doesn’t take them he is awake because that was the other thing, that the first six, seven years, he would be up at three, up at four, up at two in the morning, you know completely wide awake. So you know it was affecting all our sleep patterns.
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