Adhd symptoms in children checklist

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Avatar f tn How frustrating for you to have to find that out after the fact. In support of ADHD, however, these medications for children with ADHD without seizure disorders are a Godsend if diet changes and behavior modifications do not help. The right medication has to be found for each individual child just like other disorders. ADHD is neural disorder just as seizure disorders. Both affect the brain but in different ways.
Avatar f tn My 15 yr old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD using 3 surveys. I really wanted him to be tested using WISC since he is also gifted (140 OLsaT 3 years ago). It seems like our current psychiatrist allows us to decide our own course with medication to see what would work best. He is currently on 25 mg Vyvance and the last month he has said it made a world of difference with his attention in school.
Avatar m tn 'Rebound' Obesity Seen After ADHD Treatment Published: Mar 19, 2014 | Updated: Mar 20, 2014 Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with stimulants may eventually be susceptible to "rebound weight gain," a longitudinal study suggested. Using the electronic health records (EHR) of nearly 164,000 children in the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.
Avatar m tn It may be that kindergarten will be the best thing for him in terms of getting a diagnosis. Essentially ADHD must be present in two different settings for it to be diagnosed. Once his teacher has spent some time with him (not the one hour pseudo exam he went through), then she will be able to compare him to the other kids in the class as well as all the other children that she has seen in the past.
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 n tn You are completely wrong. In every way. Jaime is absolutely correct. All of the symptoms Jaime described have been experienced by me and other I know who tried the quit Paxil. As my father told me, "If you know nothing about a subject it's best to not join in on the conversation." If you are so sure of your words, why not take Paxil for a couple months doctor, then quit..see who's right here? Hmm..?
Avatar n tn , ADHD Rating Scale-IV, Basic Assessment System for Children, Child Behavior Checklist, Conners Behavior Checklist) which are completed by both parents and teachers, and scrutinizing the child's performance on any intelligence testing (e.g., WISC) that might be available.
494594 tn?1212971528 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 By the way, children suffering from anxiety often display ADHD and/or ADD behaviours in social settings as school but when they are in a comfortable and perceived "safe" environment, these behaviours are non-existent. In either case, both these behaviours will require further treatment and the earlier the diagnosis, the better the prognosis.
Avatar n tn I know that must be frustrating but it does sound like it could possibly be ADHD (which is now the term supposedly even if they DON'T have the hyperness to it) - It could be a number of other things as well - Is she bored in school - Is the stuff coming to easily for her - Even a thyroid disorder can mimic ADHD symptoms (I was just at a seminar a couple months ago about this) - My suggestion is to talk with her teacher - He/she should have a checklist that you can go thru - After that take her
Avatar n tn It may be that your daughter displays symptoms of ADHD, and that those symptoms are what the teacher is observing. There are many children who display ADHD whose behaviors are most problematic in school and less problematic in out-of-school settings (because of the different requirements for sitting still, staying focused, etc. that typify school environments). But it's important not to jump to conclusions.
Avatar f tn I dont believe the alarming frequency of this diagnosis and the seemingly minor 'symptoms' that are getting some children labelled and drugged.
Avatar n tn Also, you might want to ask the school psychologist/counselor about possible symptoms of ADHD - a simple rating scale, such as the Vanderbilt Scales or the ADHD Rating Scale or the short-form Conners can be used to obtain a glimps of the symptoms.
Avatar m tn You said even though she doesn't seem to be paying attention that she is able to recall what you said. I have taught many children in the past that can prowl in their desk, play with an object, look out the window, etc. and still answer questions about the instruction taking place in the classroom. Some children are able to multi task while others are not. I would just suggest you keep an eye on this for changes.
Avatar f tn I am a worried mum of 4, my 3 year old is so angry all the time, i am unsure of the symptoms of adhd but wondered if anyone could help me find a cause and a example is every day when i pick him up from nursery he kicks and screams especially if they have changed the routine and this leaves both him and myself very upset.
Avatar n tn It might be useful for you and her teacher to complete one of the several standardized checklists that are employed to help determine the presence of symptoms typical of ADHD (and other conditions as well). Examples of such inventories are the Conners Behavior Checklist and the Basic Assessment System for Children. You could check with the school guidance counselor or social worker about this. Overall it does not sound like your daughter is displaying a serious condition.
Avatar f tn He is very disruptive and has been hitting and kicking other children. I feel so lost and angry we talk about his behavior all the time. I just cant seem to get through to him. He is so over the top thinking he knows everything and he talks back and yells and carries on so much all the time. He thinks this is a joke. He is the same at home and now I am finding myself dropping back into a depression that I have not felt in a very long time.
Avatar n tn Naming and memorizing vehicles is not something just children with autism do. I have seen typical children take interest in things and memorize each one as well. However often in typical children you will see their interests change and not stay the same. I would worry when my son would be intrested in something, but his intrests have always changed and he would even hae a few at one time.
Avatar m tn , I finally had them do the ADHD checklist and gave it to his doctor who said that he has high grades, can sit and read therefore he doesn't have ADHD and she wasn't going to put him on meds. Honestly I'm ok with that because I am very against giving children medicine for stuff like this. He already takes so much medicine because he has asthma. When my mother watches him, he's just as sassy and disrespectful. At his father's mother's he doesn't really act as bad as at home.
Avatar n tn the charter school does not. in addition, the public school works hard to help these children succeed in the class by implementing modifications recommended by specialists. i was told a child like my student (similar in many ways to your son) would be seen as a nuisance to the teacher and the only modification would be to remove him from the class and put him in the office. your situation is different though. it is clear you are an advocate for your child.
Avatar m tn You might want to google it if you aren't familiar with the symptoms - it's children who don't feel connected with humans because they had a substantial part of their early childhood disconnected with anyone through neglect. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn I have a child who was diagnosed with ADHD in the second grade and was on medication for a short period of time.He is now a senior in highschool on no medication and seems to be doing fine.My opionon is that medication is prescibed to frequently and often to children who do not have the disorder or really don't need it.These children are then labeled from that point on.
584252 tn?1218227286 When we went back to see the other doctor I had sone some research and I brought in a checklist for Sensory Processing Disorders bcause it said so much about my DS. Well, the docotr was very nice and glad that I brought the information, said that nothing about my child "screamed" autism, but that he could have some type of PDD based on the information that I provided.
Avatar f tn what shocked me even more was to realise I had all of the add symptoms also!my ex has all ADHD and odd symptoms and has done since being a young child.i have a meeting on Thursday to discuss the boys needs and my concerns in more 4y/o teacher did call me in this afternoon though to express her concern at the fact he doesn't mix with peers and will play alongside them but not actually with them!fingers crossed they are starting to take notice now!!!!
Avatar m tn I am hoping for some help in finding what disorder this child has in order to help him more in the classroom. His homeroom teacher believes that it's ADHD, but I'm not so sure. I know it would be ideal take him to a professional, but his family refuses to do so and I am trying my best to help him and I think the best way would be to identify what his problems are. One of my main concerns is his extreme angry outbursts. Sometimes, he would get extremely angry and would ball up his fists.
Avatar n tn But thank you again for writing your letter. It really helped me to feel not so alone in the world of difficult children.
Avatar n tn their motivations. Essentially, young children are quite egocentric and pleasure seeking. When something gets in the way of the pleasures they seek, they react. Often the frustration of their wishes results in anger that may look to be out of proportion to the precipitating circumstances. The key to intervening is to employ a systematic behavior management plan. Take a look at Lynn Clark's SOS: Help for Parents if you want a practical example of what I mean.
Avatar n tn Thanks for that info Patsy. There is some overlap in symptoms, but also quite a few distinguishing features. But it's another thing to add to my neurotic checklist!!!
Avatar n tn Thank you all so much for the comments. My Son met ALL of his milestones on time. Some like the gross motor skills were right at the end of the "average"..He's always been a happy baby, toddler, little boy. He listens, communicates & talks very well. He has lined up some of his toys, like cars. But he also plays with them...I have absolutely no reason to think he has Autism except for that hand flapping. & because the school dist mentioned it.
512869 tn?1211432256 1)Avoid Eye contact 2)unable to maintain or start a conversation 3)Intrest in Space ( MORE than any child I know) 4)only 2 friends at school 5)intrested in only a few things....