Adhd symptoms for teachers

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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 m tn I did some scrrening test online for adult ADHD and they returned very likely.I will talk to my psychiatrist about this thursday.When i was younger many teachers would write on my test inatentive,i was doing everything to fast at math and always did mistakes on simple calculations.I always had trouble wrting essays,my mind would not work and cause distress,and also when had to read a book.
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 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 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.
521840 tn?1348840771 These same childhood symptoms take on different forms in adults with ADHD. For example, most adults with ADHD are not floridly hyperactive. Instead, an adult is more likely to report ‘inner restlessness’ or problems with impulsivity. Symptoms of ADHD impact important adult tasks such as remembering to pay the mortgage, paying attention while driving, or managing your children’s schedules.
Avatar f tn First, I don't know how old your child is that makes a difference. Yes, he could have normal results since this is a test designed to be "used for assessing the core symptoms of ADHD: hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity." Furthermore, the makers of the test say that, "The QbTest results should always be complemented by a clinical interview." Did these doctors interview your child or give any questionnaires to you or his teachers?
Avatar f tn He always goes up to the 5th grade teacher and asks her to explain to him what she said he was supposed to do. He just doesn't seem to understand directions. She said he stares off in space and she thinks this is why he misses directions. I think he misses the directions because he can't seem to understand what she is saying. We did have him checked for an Auditory Processing Disorder and this came back negative.
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 Hi, for a long time I have felt like I had ADHD. I asked my mom to get checked, but she doubts I have it and says I am a teenager. Though I feel like my case is too extreme to just be a teacher. I do sit still in class. I shake a lot. I always tap on the desk playing imaginary piano. My attention span is very short. I always pay attention for five minutes then I zone out for a while. All my teachers recognizes my inability to focus in class. I cannot read at all.
Avatar f tn my daughter was put on ritalian 2 times a day, at her old school she was getting suspended at least once a week but at this school the teachers seem to care more and she got an award for good behavior the first in i dont know how long,the doctor dosen't think she as adhd but thinks she as add i don't want her on medicines for the rest of her life can you suggest any thing else?
1255530 tn?1269867619 INTUNIV is not a controlled substance and has no known potential for abuse or dependence.Parents and teachers reported that INTUNIV improved symptoms day and night. ADHD medication falls into 2 categories: stimulants and nonstimulants. Stimulants Amphetamine and methylphenidate are stimulants.
Avatar f tn This is one of the best sites for information on ADD and ADHD - take a look at it and see if any of the symptoms sound familiar. I don't think the hyper stuff will apply. What you are looking for is the inattention things. The site is - It does sound like he is in over his head and is shutting down. Moving him out of the gifted class might be a good idea, but it doesn't deal with the problem that is causing his actions.
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 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 f tn for the kids who really have add/adhd and B. for the child that a label is suggested for when it is inappropriately based. Sounds like a good thing that this teacher's contract isn't being renewed! I admire your wiliness to post about the situation and to remain open minded ---- but I really think she doesn't know what she is talking about. Talk to the principal and again, you sound like you are a good advocate for your child which is an important job of a parent.
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 Is it unheard of for teachers to outright suggest to parents that their over-active, misbehaved child should take prescribed methylphenidate, most commonly known as ritalin to improve the child's behavior in school? If so, what do you think of this trend? Also, do you think their is a stronger argument for the child to visit a clinical psychologist or just see a psychiatrist for assessment and diagnosis? Thanks!
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 f tn my son is taking medadate for his adhd, ive tried other meds like adderall xr and the patch daytrana the meds he is on now is making his emotional. I hate that he is on meds but its the only way he can do good in school. can anyone give me some information on any other meds or herbal meds that will work?
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.
494594 tn?1212967928 We often get requests for "ADHD testing." I understand that there is a lot of media attention (excuse the pun) on ADD, ADHD, impulsivity, inattention. However, symptoms of inattention or restlessness are common in many learning and emotional problems such as learning disabilities, anxiety, moodiness, and motivational issues.
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!!
4971738 tn?1390565384 // If your childs behavior is driving you nuts (they call it the "terrible two's" for a good reason). Start a new post on the child behavior forum - List what the child is doing and see what we can come up with to help you. Hope this helps.
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?