Adhd questionnaire for teachers

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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 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 f tn After living with ADHD for 7 years I told my BFF about it. She began telling it doesn't exist and everyone has it. She asked me if I was in meds I said no. I can't take meds because I'm also bipolar and it causes manic stuff. I didn't tell her about the bipolar. Is ADHD really something everyone has or did she just make that up?
Avatar f tn Wondering what experience people have had with the different medications for ADHD. My son will be turning 7 soon, and some days I don't think he needs medication and other days I feel like it might be helpful if he were on something. However, I've been reading about the different kinds and their side effects, and now I'm terrified to put him on something. I'm also interested in hearing if people have tried any herbal supplements, or CBD oil.
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 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 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 school nagging about me taking a test for my 8 year old (ADHD TEST) okay looking over the test i see questions that are not suitable for a school aged kid in 3 grade so i only answer a few of them. Called yesterday to tell me that the result of this test are in, make appt to see them. But I was told that they would send them home...yeah cannot trust them.... anyone have this issue with there school???
Avatar f tn So desperate I went to an ADHD specialist psychiatrist and after making me fill in a questionnaire and speaking to me for 50 minutes; he decided I had the sort of space cadet qualities (circuitous thinking- diverging instead of converging thoughts) of the 'inattentive hypoactive (as opposed to hyperactive) dopamine deficient ADHD candidate' . He admitted he wasn't 100% sure (how can anyone be?) but decided to try me out on concerta.
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 n tn Josie came over at ten thirty with a letter containing an appointment date and a massive psychiatric questionnaire for me to fill out. I started feeling ill, but tried to keep a straight face. We picked up dad and then I was left to go through the questions and panic on my own. Felt horrible, cried, called mom and she came home and I freaked out and then I calmed down and finished the questionnaire and felt a little better. Practised drawing. Played melodeon.
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?
Avatar n tn I have an 8 year old who won't stop talking either. I googled this site after yet another note from his teacher today. My son makes A's & B's and reads on almost a 6th grade level. He is very smart and is also an only child of a single mother. I've had this problem now for almost 2 years. I agree that the schools need more ability to punish.
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 n tn t think that he has ADHD or any other disorder. He just has a fear of not knowing what to do and instead of asking for help like most kids he will sit there and cry. It's like the pressure is just to much for him. I have the teachers help with trying certain things in class. I also give him flax seed in as much food as possible for the OMEGA'S and I also spray him down morning and night with Magnesium oil.
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 f tn For Years the complaint from all my daughters teachers is that she does not stay on task in class and does not comprehend her school work at all she's getting F's and being moved on by this ridiculous school. I asked her if she could please sit still in class and she said " I cant Mom every time I try my leg twitches and it makes me mad.." 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?
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 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 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.
Avatar f tn Thanks for your comment. I am aware that my son may or may not have ADHD, and although I wouldn't want to medicade him, if not absolutely necessary, I am not trying to ignore the fact that ADHD may be the problem. I actually took my son to his pediatrician yesterday (I scheduled the appointment last week), and was told he seems to be borderline ADHD, and referred to a Neurologist. So, now I have to wait for that appointment at the end of the month.