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Avatar m tn The conners questionnaire filled out by myself and the teacher indicates ADHD in addition to learning disabilities. I would like to know if ADHD can lower IQ tet scores due to the fact that he could not concentrate on the actual test. I am aware my son has learning and behavioral disorder but I am not being able to accept the "intellectual deficiency" indicative of mental retardation.
Avatar f tn School is usually the area most affected by a child's ADD/ADHD. It may not manifest itself while your child is, say, watching televiosion or playing with his sister. You might not notice it when he is riding in the car or playing ball in the yard. But when it comes to listening, following directions, organizing his desk, breaking an assignment up into steps, etc-- tasks associated with school-- the ADD/ADHD may become apparent.
Avatar f tn Beware... when the tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. you posted to an add/adhd forum so of course the suggestion are to "test" for add/adhd. If you ask the school, who want to believe that every behavioural problem is a diagnosable and treatable - in the hope that all children can be well behaved through the magic pill, and they will steer you that way.
Avatar f tn But I do get the feeling that the doctor did not even bother to do the typical questionnaire with her teachers? Essentially, The ADHD or ADD is going to have to be noticeable at home and at school. It may be too late in the school year for you to get something going there, but I would definitely request testing - O shoot, you live in England. I don't really know how they do things over there - but from what I have seen from past posters - You may want to go the private route.
Avatar f tn I don't know if this will help you feel better, but the guidelines for diagnosing a child with ADHD very clearly state that it must be present in two or more places. Regardless of what the mother may have said, he also must be showing the symptoms in someplace like school. It also sounds like he may be on a dose that is a bit too high. With kids, its kind of trial and error. The doctor should start off low - wait for parental feed back - and then adjust accordingly.
Avatar m tn This minimizing of the challenges a child that has something like ADD/ADHD and their parents face is upsetting to me as a parent that has been there. I feel for parents in that position. I guess I'm lucky as my sons don't have that particular diagnosis and don't need any medication ---- but if they did, I would find this to be troubling that a doctor was making such a blanketed statement to the public. One can argue that ADD/ADHD is over diagnosed but to say it doesn't exist?
602796 tn?1219877065 Why is it that we are quick to diagnose children with ADD or ADHD?? A child or teen is unable to pay attention in class, and they suddenly have ADD or ADHD! This is ridiculous! Children in the first place, are always wanting to learn. And the fact that they are unable to sit still, could just mean they are bored. People just need to understand how to speak their language!! Their brain activity is moving at such higher speeds than the typical person next to them!
Avatar n tn I am a desperate and worried parent of a 2.5 year old who doesn't talk. A child who isn't good at understanding instructions, has selective hearing and doesn't speak a word to us yet. Otherwise he is a fun and happy child with no major behavioural problems. He spins wheels, he lines up his cars, but he isn't obsessed with it. It is also difficult to get his attention.
Avatar n tn I haven't taken the drug in 10 days but I'm going to start again after new year when school starts. How can I tell when I'm addicted? Is it normal for people with ADHD to enjoy the high that Adderall gives? Is it normal to feel tired without it? Will I always have to take Adderall to make me focus? Last question: is there a way to deal with the severe decrease in appetite? Can I drink liquid calories instead of solids to keep my weight up? Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn I think it could very easily not catch a child with ADD. The gold standard for diagnosis is to do a questionnaire with the teachers and parents. ADD and ADHD are very different. Good link here - My personal opinion is that this test is just a way for inexperienced professionals to deal with a problem they have little knowledge of. Are you in the United States (which state) or England?
Avatar n tn He is basically a very loving child and gentle and caring to his baby brother who is 1. Since he was in pre school the teachers said that although well mannered it was very hard to get him to join in the tasks with the class. His reaction was always "I dont want to" . He had a phase of squealing and getting disruptive when they were doing a quiet activity. My big concern is how he is at school. He didnt deal very well with starting school.
Avatar f tn He's smart but he has been classified as ADHD due to focus issues. Lately I have seen some unusual behaviors, which my ex-husband and I have been trying to address. Yesterday we were told by his teacher that he was seen picking his nose and eating it. After sitting down with him, we found out that he was modeling another student in the class and didn't see what he was doing as inappropriate. Also when I take him to a movie, he sometimes covers his ears because of some of the loud sounds.
Avatar f tn dx is asperger's pdd-nos with frustration level was so high it wasn't funny and now i enjoy being with my child..
219373 tn?1274925034 You can access ABA services through your school district. If your child qualifies for services, an Individualized Education Plan can be created for him to determine strenghts, needs and goals and to track his progress on these goals. Hope that helps.
521840 tn?1348844371 Lets consider a fairly typical course for a child with Autism. I'll ask you to imagine the case of a child named Aiden Doe (not his real name). Aiden was an incredibly easy baby. He was beautiful and healthy. He did not cry much, but liked to be left in his crib to stare at his mobile. Since he was their first baby, his parents did not notice that he babbled and smiled less than most babies. During his doctor's visits, he was growing and gaining weight.
118225 tn?1278658540 like an attention deficit disorder, when the root of the problem is actually that the child is having difficulty processing oral and written commands and accessing written print (as well as printing it). It is good that you are getting it checked out. The other thing is too, his medication might have some side effects that you want to discuss with your doctor.
Avatar f tn It varies to a degree and in order to be prescribed stimulant medication you just complain of those symptoms and possibly take a questionnaire to prove such claim. ADD/ADHD is just a name. It used to be called minimal brain dysfunction. It's a name for doctors, it's a name for lawyers, it's a name for the pharmaceutical business people.
7087196 tn?1389309719 I can help a lot with ADHD. If it does seem more like ADHD or if you wish more info on ADHD, please post back here or over here - where I am also the CL. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn Any chance he has something like ADHD or ADD? Here are two links that should help you decide if he might. I am surprised the teachers have not asked for testing of him. You might also want to look into buying "Cool down and work through anger" or "When I feel angry".
Avatar f tn He has been tested and does not score ADHD his therapist is a PHD in child Phycology His dad is home but not very present other than to yell and scare this does not go on just in school His teacher just called me he hit a boy so hard on the hand he left welts now off to school we go in morning she is at her wits end. I just explained to him this morning before school the consequences of hitting can be very serious and criminal and now this.
Avatar f tn This book has a parent questionnaire at the back of it that you can fill in to get a sensory profile of your child. For example all of my sons senses are affected, but the ones with the most problems are tactile and auditory. She is a reputable professional who has given seminars to professionals and parents in our area and her parent questionnaire is used by our autism department.
Avatar n tn She was diagnosed with adhd, but from observing her, she doesn't display all features, more features of asperger. I've spent well over 1000 dollars for a misdiagnosis. I've read that the testing for asperger is a questionarre, and can get them via internet, by down loading? Concerned mother Susan This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/648989'>asperges syndrome</a>.
362281 tn?1199774311 There is a caregivers questionnaire at the back of this book which you can complete to get a sensory profile of the child. This questionnaire is used by our Educational Department to assess sensory issues of those with autism and other disorders. Regarding the being overfriendly, not knowing boundaries and being inappropriate. That can also be typical of being on the spectrum (not sure about NVLD). For the criteria for ASDs it talks about problems with social interaction and communication.
Avatar f tn Her Teacher wants her to keep her hand on the desk but she also says that is really hard for her to do. does anyone know what this is? she's been tested for ADHD and the results were that she did not have that so if you know what I can do to help her please message me This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Child-Behavior/11-year-old-cant-stay-focused-/show/277915">11 year old can't stay focused </a>.
Avatar n tn Some pediatricians use screening questionnaires, such as the Vanderbilt, to determine if your daughter's symptoms and behaviors are truly beyond the norm for a child her age. However, a screening questionnaire is fairly limited, and may not give you much information. If things do not get better, then I would seek a consultation with a child psychologist.
Avatar m tn If he does have ADHD, there are definite things that you do to deal with his behavior - compared to a child who does not have ADHD. It sounds like you have tried many things (which might be part of the problem), but if what you have tried has not worked. Its kind of silly to keep trying them. So YES, I can understand why you are going crazy. I have seen many posts just like yours on the ADHD forum.
Avatar n tn This book has a questionnaire at the back that you can complete to get a sensory profile of your child. Our autism outreach department uses this questionnaire, so I know it is valid. I would probably accept the diagnosis to get the therapies and supports in place and then see how your child develops and improves. There is no way that they will continue with that diagnosis if he can demonstrate abilities that take him off the spectrum.
Avatar n tn At the back of this book there is a caregives questionnaire that you can complete to get a sensory profile of the child. That can help all professionals by knowing which senses are most effected, and therefore more ineffective from a sensory processing point of view. This can help decide through which sensory channels you want to 'teach'. As his sensory issues appear to be escalating, an explanation of that may be (a) increased stress from demands or his environment eg.
Avatar n tn My son is 7 1/2 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 4 1/2 years old. He has been taking Focalin now for 2 years, sometimes it seems like it works well for him and sometimes he seems like he is in a daze. If I don't give him his medication then he literally bounces off the walls from morning till night and whales his arms all over the place. Loud sounds bother him, to the point that he will cover his ears and screach when he hears them.
Avatar n tn Keep in mind, in my school district, when a child is put on ADHD meds - the school receives additional money for these children. Interesting huh? Another thought - it is typically boys having this problem. Our current gradeschool curriculum is based on the needs of girls. Girls seem to do well in these type programs, it is next to impossible for boys of this age to sit all day, not speak and have no physical outlet. Things need to change.