Adhd symptoms classroom

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Avatar f tn It certainly is an inherited disorder for many - but not all kids. But, i have had kids in the classroom who have ADHD and their brother or sister did not. So it certainly is not guaranteed. By the way, I have seen the changes in how ADHD is treated over the years. Having spent almost 40 years in the classroom. It is being treated much better now then it was. And your little one (if they do have ADHD) will have an advantage in having parents that know what is going on.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if i should get him tested for bi-polar disorder as i know that sometimes the symptoms between that and ADHD are similar. They want to increase his dosage of ritalin but i don't think that will help. please help......
Avatar n tn Actually since it appears the teacher is concerned about ADHD in several of his/her students, I am wondering if the teacher has poor classroom management issues. Can you observe this teacher in the classroom? If so, that will give you a clue whether the problem is more that of the child or the teacher. If not, then speak to the principal about the fact your child has problems with talking and moving about the classroom and what could be done to help him.
Avatar f tn My son who has been having issues at school is now with a person 1:1. He says he is happy doing this and does not want to go back to the classroom, I'm concerned about this longterm. The learning specialist said this will be ok and we should be able to get him back to the classroom. I am just worried about him. the doctor wasn't sure i he had ADHD or not. My mom says put him on meds, try him, but I told her you have to have a prescription and i"m not sure that is best.
Avatar f tn // . This site also a a ton of good information that you might want to read. If you have other questions, I monitor the ADHD forum more frequently and would certainly see your post there. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn I have a 7 yr old son who has been officialy diagnosed as having ADHD along with Sensory Processing Disorder since the August; before he had had early intervention for speech delay and had been labled with "Developmental Delay" by the school systems special services team. I agree that young boys often are behind girls in their ability to sit and attend in a classroom because they mature later.
Avatar n tn The symptoms you describe are generally indicative of either a Mood Disorder (e.g., Bipolar Disorder) or Disruptive Behavior Disorder (e.g., Oppositional Defiant Disorder). You are correct in your thinking that his symptoms are not to be explained solely by ADHD. It is likely he will benefit from mood stabilizing medication, and there's no reason to be discouraged by the fact that the trial on Depakote wasn't particularly helpful.
Avatar n tn He has been in therapy for two years with two different therapists. While I understand he shows symptoms of ADHD I also realize there are other conditions that have similar if not the same symptoms.
282524 tn?1348489012 my 8 year old son went to the drs and i was told that he has a touch of autism and aspergers syndrome, mood disorders and adhd. my questions is what do i do now? is there anything i can do to help him?it is really scaring me because i only know little about these subjects!
Avatar n tn However, her teacher at school has told me that she is having a hard time getting her to pay attention in school and to do things according to the classroom order. Granted it's only been 5 days of school so far, but I am wondering if I should start being concerned about ADD? She is very smart and academically is well beyond kindergarten, but she was never in any type of school before now, as I stayed home with her.
Avatar f tn His teachers have told me he has a difficult time focusing in class and they have for years but they have never come right out and say you should get him tested. I have believed for a long time probably since he was 3 that he has add and or adhd. My son is quite hyper most of the time unless he is playing a video game or watching a program on tv. He is also having a hard time learning to read he can a little bit but he has a low reading level for a grade 2er.
Avatar f tn The symptoms you are describing do sound like ADHD.-- almost textbook ADHD, actually. I know you had him evaluated before, but I think you consider having him evaluated again.
627816 tn?1349238116 Achievement Tests Typically, present levels of academic achievement are ascertained through a combination of curriculum-based assessment (CBA) and norm referenced achievement tests. Curriculum based assessment (CBA) determines how the child is progressing in and responding to the curriculum. Standardized norm referenced achievement tests are used to determine how to the child is functioning academically in relation to his or her cognitive capabilities.
Avatar m tn Up in till the beginning of the year (07) he would throw temper tantrums, they have decreased over the year.
Avatar n tn It has been my experince that anger often results from frustration. Kids with adhd are put in a classroom situation where they have to sit and pay attention, wait their turn and everything else that requires them to subdue their own hyperactivity. My son does well, behaviorally at school. However, when he gets home, its another issue. It seems that he takes out all his frustrations of the day on me, his dad and his siblings.
Avatar n tn I have a 3rd grade student who's diagnosed with ADHD and he is always eating paper inside the classroom. The situation was already discussed with the parent but it seems that the mother doesn't mind at all. Also, i later find out that the parents are not open to the medicine being prescribed by their psychiatrist.Teachers are already concern on how to control such behavior and on how to make the parents change their mind regarding their stand on the treatment.
Avatar f tn For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment. Behavioral treatments may include behavioral parent training, classroom management, and/or peer interventions.
Avatar f tn Because each child is different, you and the school phycologist would assess what she needs ( based on her doctors recommendation after an assessment has been made to find where her areas of weakness are ) that would help her. I have found that ADHD has many symptoms and changes as a child grows. The 504 Plan will need to be updated yearly and can help along with other treatments. Diet, vitamins, and a behavioral therapist can be most helpful.
Avatar m tn Is it acceptable for kindergarten students to receive I.S.S.? I have a five year old daughter who is very intelligent. She is constantly getting in trouble at school for not following directions, talking, clapping her hands with soap in them, not sitting on the carpet correctly etc..... At times she has a hard time minding and controlling her anger and sadness. I talk to her and she says she understands but keeps on with the same behavior.
Avatar f tn old son who has learning disabilities, specifically with reading and writing (dyslexia). He was diagnosed by a neurologist with ADHD primarily inattentive. He was put on adderal, concerta, and stratera, respectivey. On all of these meds, he experienced anxiety, inability to sleep, nightmares, crying and depression. He was then put on imiprimine, which he was on for approximately 1 1/2 years now.
9913729 tn?1406644853 // - where I am also the CL I recently posted some links on discipline, etc (and I have many more) which you might find helpful. Hope this helps. Please post here or over on the ADHD forum if you have any more questions.
Avatar m tn I guess the main reason I bring this up is that even though all the symptoms do point to ADHD, there are some things like Sensory Processing Disorder that have very similar symptoms and I would want somebody with experience to possibly rule other factors out. One of the things that I do find unusual is the length of time he crys. As an elementary school principal, we had kids that did cry in kindergarten. They usually stopped after a period of time. His crying is unusual.
Avatar n tn For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment. Behavioral treatments may include behavioral parent training, classroom management, and/or peer interventions.
Avatar f tn I posted this in the adhd forum but I think i should have placed it in chikd behaviors. My daughter has some new behaviors and we are concerned. She is in the accelerated program so is highly intelligent. She has a long attention span in the classroom and can sit for exams, projects, long presentations etc. However, at home, she is anxious and hyper and can't sit still. I offer books which she reads a lot, projects, etc. But she can't sit still. Please advise.
1192722 tn?1264785547 he also should have an IEP (assuming you live in the USA and he is in a public school) that pulls him from the classroom during the day for x amount of time to be taught one-on-one in the Resourse Room by a special needs teacher that makes sure that he understands the material and finishes his classroom work. If he does have ADHD or ADD, you need to consider medication, fish oil, extra vitamins (C and B complex), lots of exercise and sleep, and healthy diet.
Avatar n tn He is very figity when he is sitting in a chair in the classroom. Not to mention his concentration level is very low. He is easily distracted by people walking into the classroom or whatever is going on outside. He lost his mother when he was 4 . I have been since remarried. He doesnt remember his mother. Only from what my 11 year old daughter tells him. My wife says that he will stare off into space. He has to be told many times to do something.
Avatar m tn Both of my children are ADD/ADHD as am I and my husband. I usually am a very crafty person but wanted to get others ideas that live with or have children living with disabilities. Our logo is Friends Helping All Friends. I really hope to hear what you would like to see on the poster. I can post it after we are finished! Thanks in advance!