Adhd symptoms for teachers

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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?
Avatar n tn but doctor recommended Adderall for his ADHD. We previously tried Ritalin as well, but he would cry uncontrollably and would be very mean! Help!!!
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 Hi Guys, I think you are all touching on something that is dear to my heart.. and that is, that although kids need to know boundaries to be safe and to be able to socialize in the real world after leaving school, we can not continue as a society to put kids in a box where they are to be seen and not heard. The need to make kids conform to a standard that does not work for them is futile in my opinion... especially with a defiant like me. I'm a big advocate for freedom for kids...
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 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!!
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 f tn But when inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior are the norm for a child, it may be a sign of ADHD. ADHD can lead to problems at home and at school, with family, teachers, and peers, so it’s important to identify the symptoms and get help.
Avatar f tn I have 2 children who were diagnosed adhd by 6 years of age and both displayed classic symptoms; hyperactivity, inattention, social awkwardness, inability to focus. We were never even remotely concerned that this son had it, as his teachers were always happy with his work and behavior in elementary school and he always excelled in everything he did. Could he have underlying ADD that is only showing itself now as more effort and focus is required or is he just a typical teenage boy?
Avatar f tn //, these things do sound familiar. Here are two links that will help you with more information about ADD. Feel free to ask on this site or the other one is you have any more questions. Oh, does any one else in the family have this problem? The links are: Hope this helps. Best wishes.
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 It is also looking like this may be more of a sleep issue rather than ADHD. the teachers believe it might be ADHD which is why i am in disagreement with them. they cannot see the whole picture like i can. they are not at her home checking up on her while she sleeps.i am .
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.
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 For now, medications should control the symptoms and psychosocial support can tame the manifestations of adhd as well. Regards and God bless...
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.
Avatar n tn I always have done well in school and got good grades. I absolutely cannot go for one day and feel like i really did my best job listening and paying attention, and I feel I need some sort of medication. I have had my teachers survey me twice. The first time they decided I should be on medication but at that point I was in denial and refused.
Avatar f tn t know enough about seizures and what they do to a person brain and how they act,so it is easy for Doctors along with Teachers and even Parents to think it is always add or adhd.With out doing the work and the child suffers because of it.Because a lot of the drugs they use for add and adhd and even bipolar can cause Seizures. hope this helps .
Avatar f tn Hello, my 6 year old daughter has Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD, ODD, anxiety and sleep disorders, and some sensory issues as well. I'm supposed to sit down with her school this commiong Tues May 5th to discuss having a 504 plan implemented for her and I don't even know where to begin. Her anxiety, ODD, sensory issues and sleep problems have been about 60% under control with medication and I'd say her Tics, OCD, and ADHD are about 30-40% under control depending on the day.
Avatar f tn I spoke to my daughters teacher today and explained that my daughter needs boundaries straight away rather than aww just started school after summer holidays its fine to be shy and distracted because she will carry and expect the same reaction and then ignore her teacher when she changes the rules I then got the response of I have been teaching for 16 years I know what to do and she said that I may want good grades from my child but her job is to make sure she's happy in school when actually
Avatar n tn Texas does not have that much support for ADHD kids, but I question myself, is it his ADHD or is he just being defiant? A little history, he has a 5 1/2 month old sister, his dad is not around and the kids at the daycare he just got kicked out of do not like him because of the way he expreses himself. What do I do?