Adhd symptoms in class

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Avatar n tn Maybe the teacher is boring to him or maybe the work is boring. My step-daughter used to stare out the window in class during the 1st grade. She was not fond of her teacher. She did much better in the second grade and is doing well above average now in the third grade. It may be better next year. In my opinion, the writing will not help. He will listen if what he hears is interesting or if the teacher is interesting and energetic. What happened to energetic teachers?
Avatar n tn ive just taken an online test to see if my son has adhd it said that he is showing symtoms. he is 5 years old. his teacher has said that he is the brightest boy in the class but finds it hard to pay attention and fidgets all the time, he shouts out alot and when he is at home he never listens to a word i say when i ask him to behave. he runs and jumps about and never walks and talks constantly i have to ask him repeatedly every time i want him to do something. do you think this is adhd?
327385 tn?1378360731 Your best bet is to try and find a peds doctor that specializes in ADD/ADHD. If she is found to have ADHD, so of the things she does might not go away, like the stealing. For me the last straw was when my daughter vandalized the neighbors boat, he wouldn't call the cops, so I did....she has stolen or vandalized a thing since. The only way I can describe my child with ADHD is like Pinocchio without the Jimmy Cricket (the little cricket telling him not to do bad things).
Avatar n tn well, my problem is that i have a real hard time paying attention in class, and its also realy hard for me to keep still. it feel like i have to move my feet or my arms every five seconds. I keep hearing these thinks about add and adhd. well i dont know if i have it or if its just all in my head becuase its my last year of high school and everyone says 12 grade is the most stress full year. But if do have add or adhd, i wont know how to tell my dad.
Avatar n tn Quick background: I have ADHD and 3 children with ADHD. I have had TONS of experience with ADHD. The three children all have very different "manifestations" of ADHD symptoms. I have read, and researched, I have controlled their diets (no aritificials, etc.), and we seemed to have settled on the appropriate medications for each child, with occasional adjustments in dose. Until late last year.
Avatar m tn By the way, I have seen several studies that show that sleep apnea can produce ADHD like symptoms. In fact, there have been several posters on here that have had sleep apnea, been treated and their daytime behaviors definitely changed. Has anybody ever commented about you snoring or breathing loud at night? "Regardless of type, an individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening.
Avatar f tn Well,they do have many of the symptoms of ADHD. And the fact that this is happening at school as well as at home is an important part of the symptoms. You are a good mother to try and find out what is causing this behavior - and if they do have ADHD that would explain why your discipline methods have not worked. The following is a good site with info on the symptoms (and lots of other things) on ADHD. Check it out - http://www.help4adhd.
Avatar n tn My 6 year old daughter (Kindergarten) is not classified as learning disabled,however, we suspect she has some ADHD symptoms. She was evaluated about 2 years ago and our pediatrician felt she couldn't be further evaluated until she was 6 or 7. Given these symptoms, she seems to function pretty well in school and with new friends. Our greater concern is her excessive hugging.
Avatar n tn I have two sons with ADHD. The 'upper meds' 'boots' is talking about are the ones the are in the amphetamine class...extremely addictive, if abused. Ritilan, Adderal, Focalin, Daytrana are a few more in that class. He/she also added that they are an recovering addict, so I assume that they have abused, or are afraid that they will abuse these meds. Boots: I know of one that isn't an 'upper'. It's called 'Concerta'.
Avatar n tn TEACHERS STATE problem with attention, child daydreams and has short attention span and will doze in school and during conversation. Child is currently in 4th, in top math, word study group and also in the Quest Program P/T (gifted program). I believe I also have a short attention span and would rather have a short-to-the-point converstation rather than a long drawn out one.
Avatar n tn First, ADHD kids act on first impulses and then move on to something else. Its somewhat amazing he got 3 family members in before he switched to monsters or space ships. Second, what he did several years ago doesn't mean anything to what is happening now. If something is going on now that bothers you, than you need to deal with the here and now and not some picture from years ago. Third, you said, "Is this typical with ADD children?
1138612 tn?1363532444 In, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley, she says (p.158) that between 8 to 30% of kids develop tics who have been treated with stimulants. She mentions that the tics usually stop when the medication is terminated. So doctors will usually stop the meds and switch to a different class. At any rate, yes it is unfortunately a not uncommon issue. Do let your doctor know what is going on. Best wishes.
5856747 tn?1403348682 ADHD is diagnosed on the bases of the child’s behaviour alone. This may be done using the International Classification of Diseases or ICD-10. There are no other tests to confirm the diagnosis and this again may cause difficulty in accepting ADHD as a disorder. Features of ADHD behaviour will include: • Inattention to instructions. • Inability to learn or retain. • Inability to stay with a specific task or to complete it. • Inability to hold attention to what is being said to them.
5299230 tn?1366156392 My 8 year old son was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. He is on Vyvance 50mg in the morning and Intuniv 2mg at bedtime. He is known for emptying the shampoo bottles that were completely full, sneaking food,and hiding the garbage in his room. He is very smart. Top of his 2nd grade class. The lying as been outrageous, along with repetitive outbursts of behavior (says he didn't want to do it). Has been having trouble sleeping as well (nightmares). Just today he smeared poop inside the toilet.
Avatar n tn He is top in his class with all subjects. I wonder about gifted or signs of ADHD. His teacher says that he has problems with talking and moving around in his sit. I took him to the Doctor and she said no to ADHD. That he is normal. I know that at home he is loud and is very active but he is also stuck inside alot cause of the winter. He does not have kids his age on our street and I wandered if that could have a part to this behavior. I know that he also gets bored fast too.
Avatar m tn We put him in that school. I knew he was one of the youngest in his class, and I knew he would struggle with his apraxia and connecting to classmates. I didn't know he was having a hard time until we would run into other parents and their kids in stores and I would hear "oh that is Eli, he is a bad kid huh".
Avatar m tn His teacher notes that he regularly does not complete assignments in class, he will flip his papers over and draw elaborate pictures. He disrupts the children around him by chatting or telling jokes and blurts out answers in class. When he actualy works on an assignment he nearly always gets 100%. This is what we find the most frustrating, we know he's smart!
Avatar f tn s symptoms are typical of children who display what is called Primary ADHD (that is, ADHD in the absence of any other learning, mental health or neurological problems).
Avatar f tn We do tend to be conservative about diagnosing ADHD in young children. In fact, though, one of the criteria to diagnose ADHD is that the symptoms be present by the time a child is seven. That does not preclude diagnosing the condition at an age younger than seven, because sometimes the symptoms are clearly evident before age seven. Parents often ask when should they consider medication (assuming the diagnosis is accurate).
521840 tn?1348840771 David Goodman*, researchers emphasized that the same symptoms we recognize in childhood ADHD also occur in adults. 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.
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 - http://www.help4adhd.org/en/about/what 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 ve read that many adhd people want to do their homework, but they just get distracted. I know that in the past I've neglected to do homework and beat myself up (emotionally) for it afterwards, but I could just be really lazy. I am curious about adhd though, because I've read people with it have a lot of internal dialogue and I think I do as well but I can't remember if this is all the time.
1764615 tn?1313515647 Hey Katie, a lot of this is normal (unfortunately) for someone with ADHD. In the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley, she says that girls are more accurate and honest in their self-perceptions. They report more problems with self-esteem, depression, family relationships, and peer rejections than boys. Girls self-awareness may be the reason they have three times more depression than AD/HD boys (p.
Avatar f tn She tunes out during class. Now that she is in Middle School, I am very concerned she is going to fall behind. Are there any exercises we can do at home to improve her ability to focus?
Avatar n tn my 6 year old is struggling with work in class and also he plays with rubbers and pencils not all the time but he is not paying attention so the teacher says his reading is fantasic and his homework is good too but sometimes he does not complete a task in school i know what there trying too say but it sounds like as if he has adhd or add i know in my heart he doesnt he is not a violent child or hyperactive child sometimes i think teachers take to much out of text books i think my son is just b
5274485 tn?1385860167 Despite this I do have to say that my daughter is the only girl her age at the clinic where she receives therapy and the only one in her autism class at school in Kindergarten. There is absolutely something to be said about girls needing more dxs.