Adhd checklist for teachers

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Avatar n tn There are 18 diagnostic criteria for ADHD, and these 18 criteria represent various symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity (children do not have to manifest all of the symptoms to qualify for the diagnosis). It's best not to try to assess this yourself, although the criteria are widely avaialble in books and on the internet.
Avatar n tn , ADHD Rating Scale-IV, Basic Assessment System for Children, Child Behavior Checklist, Conners Behavior Checklist) which are completed by both parents and teachers, and scrutinizing the child's performance on any intelligence testing (e.g., WISC) that might be available.
Avatar n tn Thanks for the response. We are taking steps on getting him evaluated. Why do you think he may have ADHD? I remember going thro' the checklist online once and I thought he may not have because his attention/concentration is good as long he enjoys the task. I guess I am confused.
Avatar n tn It might be useful for you and her teacher to complete one of the several standardized checklists that are employed to help determine the presence of symptoms typical of ADHD (and other conditions as well). Examples of such inventories are the Conners Behavior Checklist and the Basic Assessment System for Children. You could check with the school guidance counselor or social worker about this. Overall it does not sound like your daughter is displaying a serious condition.
Avatar n tn I have had conferences with the teachers and they keep bringing up ADD and ADHD. I took him to the doctor when he was 5 to have him checked and was told that if i dont think he has it then he probably doesn't and he didnt exhibit symptoms when he was at the office. When he is at home he will color, read, and do puzzles for long periods of time and not exhibit any add or adhd behaviors.
Avatar n tn he is top of his class but his teachers complain he daydreams all the time. is so clever but ALL of his teachers in the “New kids” assessment said “Absent minded” “Unable to focus” “Has to be told several times.” Now he could just be a dreamer like I was or it could be his emotional state (being 9 and not 11). We are trying to avoid going to a Clinical psychologist who will tell us he is FREAKING ADHD (every child is diagnosed with this if he dares to get bored in Maths!
Avatar n tn It might be useful to ask the teacher to complete such an inventory (examples are the Connors Behavior Checklist, the Basic Assessment System for Chidren, the Child Behavior Checklist). You might sit down with the teacher and school psychologist and figure out if an evaluation is in order. The checklist can be part of such an evaluation.
Avatar m tn A normal 6 yr old only has a short attention span. I doubt that her teacher is unaware of this. So, the teacher's expectations are not too high. A 6 yr old should be able to listen. Her personality shows she wishes to lead and help others. You said even though she doesn't seem to be paying attention that she is able to recall what you said. I have taught many children in the past that can prowl in their desk, play with an object, look out the window, etc.
Avatar n tn If anyone could provide me any checklist or any form which would helps me in "DIAGNOSIS" of ADHD+PDD+AUTISTIC children? And if anyone could send me infomation in details about AHDH+PDD+AUTISM?
Avatar n tn Dear Ms. Mitchell, Re: Finding doctors who appreciate your perspective on this condition, it's really a matter of word-of-mouth and trial-and-error. As with any area of specialization, medical persommel vary greatly in relation to the acknowledged expertise that many patients bring to their own condition. Re: communication with teachers, there's never a substitute for respectful, patient convesation, buttressed perhaps by concise literature.
Avatar n tn If anyone could provide me any checklist or form which would helps me in "DIAGNOSIS" of ADHD+PDD+AUTISTIC childrens? And if anyone could send me infomation about PDD?
Avatar f tn I am not a Doctor , but my son has a hard time with sleeping and he has Seizures .His Seizures started in his sleep and I would have not none it if a nurse at the School didn't say something to me. And my son was on drugs for add and adhd and the side effects to the drugs was Seizures. I would get to see a Neurologist and they can do a sleep study and a EEG on you and your son to make sure that it has nothing to do with your brain.
Avatar m tn Do let your doctor know what is going on. Finding the right dosage is many times a trial and error thing as all people are different. And yes, there are other meds out there that may work better, but all that starts with a trip to the doctor. Give it another shot and then if things still aren't working "tschock" has some very good advice. You might also want to read a new book by a UC Berkley honors student with severe ADHD about growing up with ADHD.
Avatar m tn the total transformation Program. Some of the more serious side effects of drugs heart attacks, growth problems blood disorders, and psychosis.Travis Thompson, Ph.D, from the University of Minnesota and Klaus R. Unna, M.D., from the University of Illinois reported that “perhaps the best-known effect of chronic stimulant administration is psychosis.
Avatar f tn My son was diagnosed with ADHD 5 years ago. Been on medication for 3 years increased meds nov 12, had meeting with senco and have been informed the teachers think because his medication is now correct for ADHD he is showing traits of asd. The senco wants an accambac ( not sure how its spelt) questionaire to be sent to school and myself from his ADHD doctor. Is this questionaire for a new diagnosis or to confirm he has both asd and ADHD.
Avatar n tn 2 out of 3 of my children have been being treated for adhd for 2 years now. my 3rd child has been showing signs of adhd more so then my other children at the time their signs started to appear. he sees the same dr so he knows the history and the troubles of my other children. after knowledge of adhd being hereditary in many cases, my problem has been diagnosing and starting medication. after many packets and pages of questionnaires, he scores well above the qualifying standards.
Avatar m tn s (explained in the book) to help the teachers deal with their problems. Even if he does not have ADHD, it really is a function of the teacher to deal with the child's lack of attention. Maybe by the time the child is in 4th grade and can deal with long term consequences something at home can be done about what is going on at school. The point is that you do need to find out what is going on. Kids with ADHD require different behavioral methods than kids who are just indulged.
Avatar f tn He is defiant yelling at teachers, not writting down homework assignments, even if he does work at home he still forgets to turn it in. Teachers said he can be an a or B student if he applies himself. They dont think he has an issue of add or adhd. He wants to go to a boys summer camp, military school. Any suggestions?
189897 tn?1441126518 The last 10 years have also seen an increase in the number of medications that have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of ADHD, and the new guidelines reflect this. They also emphasize the chronic nature of the disorder "We had pushed for the idea that ADHD was a chronic illness in the initial guidelines, and that clinicians needed to use chronic illness principles in treating it, and this has been further emphasized," Dr. Wolraich said.
Avatar n tn I find the best teachers are the teachers that have teached for 34 years or more. You know your daughter best. Good luck dealing with her teachers.
Avatar f tn My son is a sophomore in high school, and has been struggling with his ADHD (and grades) since 7th grade. We got him tested in 6th grade, and his tests came back positive for ADHD (which explains the constant drumming of his fingers, fidgeting in his seat, and tapping his feet). After trying different medication, he entered middle school in 7th grade and did great academically, bringing home all A's and B's!!
Avatar n tn s cognitive functioning and achievement, because symptoms of ADHD can occur for other reasons besides ADHD. Having a psychologist do a thorough assessment and consult with the pediatrician will give you the information you need to intervene effectively.
1274559 tn?1284132218 I am wondering why you need to have medicine for ADHD? can you handle ADHD without medicine??? I mean is the Medicine necessary?
Avatar n tn I have a six year old daughter that is a very happy and care free child. She doesn't know a stranger and is very happy-go-lucky. The biggest problem we have with her is that we cannot get her to focus and pay attention. She is just finishing up her first year of Kindergarten and her mom and I have noticed that her school work is on par with the other children, nothing exceptional but not on the lowest end either.
Avatar m tn The higher dosage has worked wonders for previous problems I never knew were related to my ADHD (sensitivity to noise and irritability).
Avatar n tn My son was recently diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy on May of last year. He also has ADHD. He was taken off of his ADHD medication because with his heart condition he can no longer take any stimulants. Since being taken of his medication his behavior has worsened.
Avatar f tn I have been arguing with the school for 5 years that he is not autistic he had adhd per his dr. Does the school system get more or better funding if he has autism? I have been told no but if that is true why do they keep pushing autism? I am so aggravated with the school with this and dont want to jepordize his education by fighting this issue but two drs have said adhd and the school system says autism. Why dont they go out on a limb and call it aspergers?
Avatar n tn She said that my daughter has been flagged for ADHD. My daughter was 4 in mid-July, so it might be immaturity. However, she seems to be unable to sit still during group activities such as book readings and music lessons. She has intense concentration when she's interested in things, and can play for some time and follow a logical thought to broader and more interesting topics. Should I be taking her to a Child Psycholgist for an evaluation.
Avatar f tn My stepson is 7 1/2. His mother works 14 hours a day. He goes to aftercare at his school everyday. He basically spends most of his day everyday at school. He has been going for play therapy with a child psychologist for the past six months. The school complained that he does not listen to authority and sometimes disrupts his class. He visited us over the holidays. We experienced him as emotionally neglected and could control his naughtiness with discipline in the form of time out in his room.