Adhd symptoms preschool

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Avatar n tn This is not to say that, if she is diagnosed with ADHD, it explains all of her behavior, but may be a component of it. I would revisit the ADHD issue, and have her evaluated again, including collecting data via standardized checklists that are widely accepted as helping to establish this descriptive diagnosis. As an aside, it's not unusual for children who display ADHD to also have the ability to be attentive and focused in particular circumstances.
1194672 tn?1267453168 Great move by getting him out of his pre-school! That would have only made things much worse. You need to make sure the new school is well aware of the situation and also aware of any techniques that are shared with you for working with him. It sounds like he might also have some ADHD tendencies. I highly recommend you get "The ADD/ ADhD Answer book." , by Susan Ashley. Many of the techniques mentioned in the book will be very helpful for your son.
Avatar f tn I would definitely look at the SIDS site because you do treat that differently from ADHD. and he could have both. What is distressing to me is that he could have ADHD and the only help the doctors gave you is to prescribe meds? I should add that if they are necessary - I have nothing against meds. Millions of kids are on them. But I would hope that parents and schools have tried other things first. So what to do?
Avatar n tn my 3 year old son started at preschool this fall after just turning 3 at the end of july. he was home with me exclusively and we have no family around or anyone to watch him so it's just been myself and my husband. he has always been a tightly wound kid and always needed to move around even as a baby. i had trouble taking him to many places as he would just want to leave immediately. his speech is totally normal. he's still in parallel play, largely.
Avatar f tn The problem with really intelligent kids is that they problem solve so fast. And the problem with 4 year olds is that they don't have alot of self control. Put it together and ya - you've got problems. Throw the possibility of ADHD into the mix and everything gets a lot worse. I really don't know if he has ADHD. How long ago did the doctors see him and what kind of a doctor saw him?
Avatar m tn It certainly is worth your time to check out SIDS. You also asked about ADHD and here is a pretty good site (with symptoms) for that. Both this site and the one mentioned by specialmom have lists that can be printed out. Perhaps if you fiance looked at these it would be helpful? I should also add that a least part of what he is doing is kind of normal for 5 year old boys.
Avatar n tn Asperger's syndrome. Symptoms have been typical ADHD symptoms with aggressiveness,outright defiance and rage. Ritalin has unsuccessful in controlling any symptoms. Adderall was very successful in controlling a majority of symptoms but had the unfortunate side effect of insomnia. Luvox was prescribed to assist with sleep and minor anxiety symptoms. He had a horrible reaction to the Luvox. It caused further insomnia. Benadryl (over-the-counter) was suggested. Another horrible reaction.
Avatar n tn tons of energy,and can be easily distracted (at times) at 3 i attempted to enroll him in a regular preschool. well, he did not do well. he got frustrated,refused to sit at circle,had tantrums and even hit other kids and the teachers. i had him evaled by the sped preschool program in my town. they found him to have a moderate language delay (after my ped kept telling me his speech was fine,ugh) he was put on an iep plan and put in school w/ all sped kids.
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1883398 tn?1320768071 She doesn’t do these things intentionally or to be bad, she is very loving, loves to cuddle, and is always apologizing for her actions later without my even mentioning it. I do not doubt she has the signs and symptoms of ADHD due to her EXTREME hyperactivity. She also has a very nasal voice that family members have pointed out to me (of course I know, I am just used to it.) There is a family history or Tourrets.
Avatar f tn school nagging about me taking a test for my 8 year old (ADHD TEST) okay looking over the test i see questions that are not suitable for a school aged kid in 3 grade so i only answer a few of them. Called yesterday to tell me that the result of this test are in, make appt to see them. But I was told that they would send them home...yeah cannot trust them.... anyone have this issue with there school???
Avatar n tn The teachers said he exhibited ADHD like symptoms, always running around, not focusing, even during free play. Impossible to settle/stop chatting during story time. That is 100% opposite of how he is at home and on playdates etc, so I thought it might be the school environment--huge class, 22 kids. I switched him to a smaller, more structured preschool. There, the teachers said he was doing alright, except that he was getting in other kids faces and annoying them.
Avatar m tn What are some techniques to help my 2 1/2 year old son calm/focus?
Avatar n tn While situational stress could be the explanation, your son is displaying some symptoms consistent with ADHD as well. I often hear parents describe problems such as difficulty with impulse control, aggression, violating other people's personal space and trouble with unstructured time. I would visit the pediatrician to rule-out any medical issues that could be impacting your son's behavior. Ask for a referral to a psychologist who specializes in young children.
Avatar f tn Hello, the key to determining if a young child has ADHD is to determine to what degree his symptoms are occurring across settings, and how much his behavior differs from that of other boys his age. Much of what you describe is common unwanted behavior in a boy his age, though it is clear that he needs to learn new skills to follow rules and keep himself safe.
Avatar m tn We enroll him in a mainstream pre school program with Autistic, ADHD, and run of the mill four year olds. Now for the past 6 months he's learning, asking questions, tracing, and doing a lot of what he had problems with. However, he is very energetic and always trying to get attention. Whenever he does somthing wrong, we try to ignore him, you can see him looking for our response.
Avatar f tn His teachers never have a bad word to say about him except how clever he is and how amazed they are at how much information he knows about certain things. Im going out of my mind with this. Are these the symptoms of a kid with actual behaviour problems or not?
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.
Avatar f tn This is an important difference from the previous guidelines and stems from a wealth of new evidence on ADHD treatment of preschool children and adolescents. For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment. Behavioral treatments may include behavioral parent training, classroom management, and/or peer interventions.
Avatar m tn cid=71 you will see that kids with ADHD can focus on things they like. He does do a lot of typical 5 year old boy things. But he also has symptoms of ADHD and possibly SPDs. Here is a good site for ADHD symptoms. SPD stands for sensory processing disorder and its worth taking a look at that too. It often gets confused for ADHD and the treatment is totally different in many way. Info on SPD can be found here - http://www.
Avatar n tn From what I have read and been told by my doctor, there is no age regarding ADHD. I do know that hyperactivity is reduced in adulthood, where the physical symptoms go away,but yet, one's mind still is hyper. Previously, ADD drugs were not allowed to be given to adults. It was though of as a child disorder. That is not the case these days. To date, I do not think there are any real diagnostic techniques to prove that one has ADD/ADHD/ADD/ADHD. Everyone is different.
Avatar n tn He is an only child and was not in any type of day care center or program with other children until he was three. His preschool program (3 and 4 yr old) often had activities set up at tables but didn'thave chairs around the table so the kids could stand and move around the table as they wanted. His preschool teacher reports that he had occassional problems sitting still on the rug. But don't we all have occassional problems sitting still. Overall he is an immature child.
Avatar f tn What do they say about his actions? Does he have all the other symptoms of ADHD, or is it just the physical response? Or, I guess, is the physical response the thing that bothers you the most? These are the basic questions. I am trying to figure out if he really does have ADHD, or he is just responding like some 5 year olds do to his living situation. Or does he have something else like Sensory Integration or is bipolar - both of which have very similar symptoms.
Avatar m tn Preschool - Aged Children Clinicians should initiate ADHD treatment of preschool-aged children (4–5 years of age) with behavior therapy and should also assess for other developmental problems, especially with language.
Avatar n tn Well, we have a bipolar forum here as well and we have had discussions on whether or not it is possible to diagnose a child so young as BP. Certainly your son sounds very hyperactive and like a shoe in for ADHD. Coincidentally I myself am the mother of 4 and my third child's name is Connor! He has been diagnosed with several things since but his original diagnosis (like most people with OCD, BP, etc) was ADHD.
1216782 tn?1266509063 Kids are unique and have their own personalities and challenges that can have nothing to do with parenting. I do not know if your daughter has add/adhd. There may be some symptoms of it in your description but it is so hard to say with a child so young. In our area, doctors don't like to diagnose add/adhd until a child is at least 6 years old because of so much variability in young children. Impulse control, for example, is often lacking in the younger set.
Avatar m tn So, those are some of my thoughts and I could go on and on-- I would, to be totally honest, look into sensory prior to add/adhd as the symptoms often overlap and the therapy/treatment is different. However, sensory strategies do often benefit an add/adhd kid. Sandman will tell you all about add/adhd and recommends a book that helps one understand more about it. Knowing about both sensory and add/adhd will help you when it comes time to add intervention if deemed necessary.
Avatar n tn delays, inclusing senory integration issues. The ADHD symptoms have always been there, but as he grew, he did not "grow out" of the behaviors they got much much worse. He is doing fairly well in most areas and has "caught up" nicely after years of intense therapies both at home and school. Anyway, I just wanted to mention that so far we have had the best luck with Ritalin LA.