Adhd symptoms in classroom

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Avatar f tn The scores on his 2nd grade achievement test places his intellectual ability at mid year 3rd grade. DO my son have symptoms of ADD-ADHD. Should I retain my son in the second grade to improve on the weakness stated by his teacher.
Avatar n tn I took her to another doctor shortly after, who specialized in ADHD, who said that she definately had the behavior, but she was too young to diagnose. I left there at least feeling better about my parenting abilities. I was told to wait until she was in school. I happily awaited her Kindergarten, only to find out she was fine at school.
Avatar f tn with that being said, he was enrolled in an all inclusive preschool in our community and had some minor behavior issues, but seemed to do well, especially since there were only 10-12 kids in his classroom with 2-3 teachers. I took him to a pediatric behavior specialist and she thought he might have oppositional defiant disorder (odd) well at that time I was in denial - "There is nothing wrong with my son" .... even though he would have massive temper tantrums & night terrors...
Avatar m tn Hey Chris, you are certainly describing some of the symptoms of AD/HD - probably more ADD. One sure symptom for me was to examine a kids test and look for stupid mistakes. Kid would do really well, and then start to self destruct on simple questions later in the test. They just couldn't focus - and they wanted to. In the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley (you might want to buy it), she basically says on p.
Avatar f tn // Since you mentioned, "if the discipline fits the crime." which is a really, really important concept. Here is a really good link on that.
Avatar f tn have a hyperactive 5 and a half yr. old boy. Hyper since birth.Changing diapers was difficult. I am used to this and it has gotten a bit easier to manage since then. Alot of his behavior seems like ADHD,the type that is hyper but "takes everything in". He never liked loud music,covers his ears. And also complained once of lights being too bright at Gymnastics class (which he DID NOT LIKE). He will interact with other children and isn't shy once he gets comfortable.
2110632 tn?1334189982 but could it be caused or coincide with ADHD. Ive never had problems paying attention in school ... home life was very distracting. .. but school I am very attentive.
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 m tn When I went in to ask his teacher about it, I learned from various aides in the classroom that the teacher is rarely actually IN the class and that Eli spends most of the day in time-out. We pulled him out of that class and just continued to have him go to Daycare with me every day. He started kindergarten this year at the age of 4. He almost didn't make the cut off. He turned 5 in September. He had a rough start from the first day. He would fidget and bug the other kids at his table.
Avatar f tn It is very common for children on the Autism Spectrum to have symptoms of ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders. Many doctors are hesitant to give a dual diagnosis. Kudos to your Doctor! Has your doctor given you referrals to the nearest Autism Society yet? Do you have any specific questions or just looking for support right now?
Avatar n tn Sometimes I have to leave the area or move to a different part of the room because I cannot concentrate in class. Is this ADHD ?
927672 tn?1244153247 * frequent temper tantrums * excessive arguing with adults * active defiance and refusal to comply with adult requests and rules * deliberate attempts to annoy or upset people * blaming others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior * often being touchy or easily annoyed by others * frequent anger and resentment * mean and hateful talking when upset * seeking revenge The symptoms are usually seen in multiple settings, but may be more noticeable at home or at
Avatar n tn And my favorite complaint--we can't keep him from climbing up to the ceiling-be it the corner of a classroom, columns in the cafeteria and/or the doorways! My only question was, what are you talking about? He is reading 3rd and 4th grade books, writing in script and is way beyond printing the alphabet. He paints using watercolor and when using crayons stays within the limits of the bold lines on the characters. He's building electromagnetics and structures way beyond his tender years.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was younger; back when i was in public school in the early grades (i'm 19 now). And although I was taken off ritilin and it's not bad anymore, when i get angry my temper flares up and gets pretty bad. Sometimes I throw things and slam things, and yell when i don't mean to (No i have never hurt anyone). But i was thinking/wondering if temper issues can be related to ADHD or if it could be an anger problem on its own, and if i should seek anger management.
Avatar f tn There is an excellent chance that her anxiety is due to the ADHD and SPD, and some SPD symptoms are also autism symptoms. Here is a very good link to SPD - And, if you have any SPD questions, we have a great forum with a leader who has successfully dealt with this with her own child at about the same age. It wouldn't hurt to read some of her own posts.
Avatar f tn Symptoms must have been going on for at least 6 months before ADD/ADHD can be diagnosed. When and where do the symptoms appear? The symptoms of ADD/ADHD must be present in multiple settings, such as at home and school. If the symptoms only appear in one environment, it is unlikely that ADD/ADHD is to blame." So if the child has be diagnosed by a doctor, then its probably not an "over-zealousness".
Avatar m tn I am thinking that he should be evaluated at home, in the classroom and in the playground. Maybe he is on the autism spectrum. Kids on the Aspergers end are often misdiagnosed with attention disorders. Could you surreptitiously record him in his home setting and have the video evaluated? He may be behaving oddly in that environment. I sent you a long message, but when I went to check it for an answer, it wasn't there. I must have forgotten to hit the "post" button.
Avatar n tn On stadardized testing he is either on level or above level in every area. In 1st grade he scored on 7th grade 1st month level in science. It's almost like he obsesses over the work to get it done perfectly. His handwriting is impecable as he often erases and rewrites to ensure that it is perfect. The problem is that it is taking him so long to get stuff done that he is getting behind on other assignments.
134578 tn?1546634665 At the very least, the teacher should be rotating tables so not just one group of kids has to tolerate a child who is very difficult to be around. I think they rotated every couple weeks when my kids were in K. Additionally, there were areas in the room where kids who needed a break could go - beanbags or pillows in different corners, etc., to try to put some space between an irritating child and one who is becoming overwhelmed by a screamer.
Avatar m tn Our son is doing really great and we have not had an outburst in school in over a year or more. He is 7 and in second grade. My suggestion is to look into sensory integration as well as adhd because the way you treat them is different. Sometimes both can exist as well and you want to make sure you handle any sensory issues a child has. Now my sensory kid has a little brother that is just a super energetic kid.
Avatar m tn Richard Saul March 14, 2014 Over the course of my career, I have found more than 20 conditions that can lead to symptoms of ADHD, each of which requires its own approach to treatment. Raising a generation of children—and now adults—who can't live without stimulants is no solution.
184674 tn?1360864093 I found this list on quite a few websites about the symptoms of ADHD. I've put asterisks by the symptoms he has regularly.
Avatar m tn Does anyone have any information that might indicate a safe dose and success at treating ADHD or bi-polar? Are there long term effects of DMX used in low doses (as opposed to the doses used to get high)?
Avatar n tn -doesnt listen when directly spoken to-does not follow through on instructions(chores)-reluctant to engage in tasks that require mental effort-often distracted by extraneous stimuli-forgetful in daily activities-fidgets with hands or squirms in seat-leaves seat in classroom or other-runs about and climbs excessively-on the go-talks excessively-difficulty waiting turns-interrupts or intrudes on others-temper tantrums or meltdowns-angry outbursts-hysteria over a lost item-aggression towards sibli
Avatar f tn He always gets in trouble for talking and being to loud in the classroom. My husband and I have noticed his behavior and we have been seeing a dr regarding this. We are at the point he is now getting behavior reports all the time and now his teacher has called me today for a meeting with us and her. I am so terribly worried about putting my 5 year old on medication. I am scared this will hurt his brain development.
414608 tn?1221757868 he would thow things in the classroom and have tantrums frequently. He is very smart and academically, his grades were ok, it was just his behavior wasn't and him not being able to sit down. During the summer, we took him to a therapist who diagonsed him with with the ADHD with ODD. She prescribed Adderall which worked for two months, then the same behavior started to come back so we increased the aAdderal from 5mg to 10 mg.
9913729 tn?1406648453 An important part of the DSM 5 criteria is that the symptoms have lasted for at least 6 months and that they occur in at least two places. Besides reading Marks excellent link, you might also want to check this one out. The fact that a 6 year old is being sent to the Principals office and that he has had his teacher in tears would suggest that the discipline that the school has been trying is also not effective.
Avatar n tn How absolutely interesting that this thread posted today. I just googled Sensory Intergration Disorder and this forum popped up. Is anyone who has a child with this problem aware of a resource for clothing made without seams or rough stitching? A friend of my daughter's suffers from SID, and she has an awful time dressing in the mornings because she can't stand tags, seams, etc in her clothes.
Avatar f tn It might also not be ADHD if the behaviors occur in the classroom but nowhere else. A child who shows some symptoms would not be diagnosed with ADHD if his or her schoolwork or friendships are not impaired by the behaviors.[30] Even if a child’s behavior seems like ADHD, it might not actually be ADHD; careful attention to the process of differential diagnosis is mandatory. Many other conditions and situations can trigger behavior that resembles ADHD.
Avatar dr m tn Symptoms include inability to focus or pay attention, being easily distracted, and various behavioral problems in the classroom. There are a number of proposed explanations for why ADHD occurs, including brain biochemical imbalances, environmental and dietary toxins, and allergic conditions. One possible explanation that never receives very much attention is from lack of deep quality sleep.