Adhd symptoms preschool age

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Avatar n tn They did all they could with him, teaching him how to control his impulses. By age 4 we were given the diagnosis of ADHD. We did not want to do the ritalin. But by age 5 my son was kicked out of 3 schools. Even our family hated to be around him. So finally I agreed to start him on ritalin. I was amazed. My son even told me that he felt better and that he liked himself now. I had him on the meds for less then 6 months, then I slowly took him off. He is now 6 and he has made a 60% turn around.
1194672 tn?1267453168 But he lacks social cues and unable to focus on activities too long.He is better at 1 on 1 activities,but in a preschool setting where he has to coexist in a group , he just moves out and isolates himself.He cant focus , and wont sit still for too long.He is a happy kid and never has tantrums and he is developing perfectly well physically.He has recently started making friend's in the neighborhood..but does not necessarily know how to play with them , max for 5 mins he may run with them..
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 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 f tn Frankly, if my child had ADHD/ADD, I would want to know about it as soon as possible so I could start to do things to help my child that would be quite different than if my child did not have ADHD. To say that you should not consider getting your child diagnosed until they are 7 or 8 kinda of eliminates a year or two of possible help for them and you.
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 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 m tn You don't say your son's age but ADHD should not be diagnosed until the earliest of age 6. There is such a wide variation of kids at a young age that it is very difficult to diagnose them with add/adhd until they are older. Some kids really need more physical activity in their day. Not want it but actually need it. Some kids have to move in order to stay on task and focas. Is this school providing outlets for that? How long is he there? How long is he expected to take a nap?
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 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 m tn Schwartz pointed to another study published online in the same issue of Pediatrics that found that more than 50% of children under the age of 7 who are diagnosed with ADHD do not meet criteria for ADHD over time. Out of 120 children who were diagnosed with ADHD between ages 3 and 6 at Boston Children's, nearly 30% did not meet the ADHD criteria 5 to 6 years later, stated Evelyn C. Law, MD, of Boston Children's Hospital, and colleagues.
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 f tn Call your local school and see if they have a special school for kids that may be displaying ADD/ADHD symptoms. Our son went to a school called First 5 while in kindergarten that really helped. Good luck!!
Avatar n tn He did not begin talking until age two and continues to have both articulation difficulties as well as occupational therapy concerns that center on writing, cutting, coloring. 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Avatar f tn Your description does not offer strong indications of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. If the ADHD symptoms (particularly the impulsivity) are severe, and the stakes are high (e.g., being able to act successfully at school), you might well consider pharmacological treatment even though your daughter is young. Sure, it's best to hold medication in abeyance if possible with very young children.
Avatar f tn They do now diagnose add/adhd earlier than the previous earliest age of 6. However, many things mimic add/adhd in those early years. Toddlers don't have the greatest impulse control or make safe decisions with NOTHING going on. Now you are obviously experiencing exreme symptoms with him for the doctors to diagnose these issues but am wondering if he'll handle something like an antidepressent down the road better.
Avatar n tn // his dr did do a very complete exam on him and several ppl had to fill out forms along with him having to go through several testing. Obviously you have not had to deal with a child this little that can throw a 4 hour temper tantrum straight without stopping at all along with several other things.
Avatar n tn He is going to have behavioral therapy definitely but his teachers in his specialized preschool class say that he's hyperactive and can't pay attention. My question isn't if he's ADHD because his doctor already went through the criteria and everything so we already know he is. Agression isn't his only symptom. The doctor explained to me that aggression can in fact be seen in younger children with ADHD. I've read articles written by psychologists on the subject as well.
163305 tn?1333672171 Being a community paediatrician, I see the lion’s share of children who have neurodevelopmental disorders – at my clinic we see around three children under the age of six every week that are suspected to have ADHD. Psychological interventions should always be prioritised (as per Nice guidance); however, as the burden of ADHD is grossly under-recognised and therefore underfunded, many community paediatric departments do not have a clinical psychologist in place.
Avatar n tn My oldest Daniel is going to be 4 in July. I am worried he might have adhd. He doesnt sit still for more then a minute. He'll listen but then what he's been told seems to leave his mind. Then there are the times I try telling him why he shouldn't hit or bite and he just looks away. Doesnt pay attention at all. He's litterally flying off the walls starting at 5:30/6:00 in the morning. Constantly on the go. He has a set schedule, but it's so hard keeping him on it. Bedtime is at 7:30.
Avatar n tn I have also read a book on ADHD and they both have 15-16 out of 20 of the symptoms along with the sensory problems too.They have no respect for theyre own things as well as others. Heres a few things that I marked in the book.
Avatar f tn Children who are bipolar often show giftedness in certain cognitive functions, especially verbal and artistic skills (perhaps with verbal precocity and punning by age two to three years). 7. The misbehavior in children with ADHD is often accidental and usually caused by oblivious inattention, whereas children with bipolar disorders intentionally provoke or misbehave. Some bipolar children are described as “the bully on the playground.” 8.