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Our now 8 yr old is in 2nd grade. She gets special Ed

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Hello. Our now 8 yr old is in 2nd grade. She gets special Ed services for cognitive disabilities. She can read very well now, and seems to be grasping concepts quicker. She has trouble concentrating at time( always been like this!)
But as she gets older it seems to be improving. She does drool, but that may be an adnoid problem?!
I noticed an article on Facebook about juvenile Huntington disease. And it scared me! No one in our family has this, but it talks about cognitive disabilities, she gets moody (always been like that though?!) and does drool ? But no speech issues . Speaks clear and well. Should we be concerned about this??
I Alaways thought it was more of an add thing?!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is very active , loves to play out side and ride her bike.
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Any other symptoms? Have you had family members with psychiatric illness and/or suicide?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No none at all..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She has no other symptoms and no family hostory
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I still have not received a response?
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

It is an autosomal dominant disorder, which means that a person needs only one copy of the defective gene to develop the disorder. Since there are no family members who could have it, it is unlikely she has it.