Adhd symptoms preschool age

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Avatar f tn They know what they do is naughty but they continue to do it day in day out. They are now attending theor 2nd preschool due to this behavior. They advise my husband and I to get them assessed for ADD. Im lost with no direction on what to do. Do they get better or do I have a problem.
Avatar n tn however, he is now easily angered and is becoming physically aggressive at times. Upon recommendation of the preschool, he was evaluated by county preschool screener who suggested sensory integrative dysfunction. This eval will be forwarded to a committee for review and results submitted within 1-2 weeks.
Avatar n tn My son was very similar to yours at his age. He was adopted at age 6. We had him as foster parents at age 5. He was extremely hyper. He was in the principal's office every day his first year of kindergarten. My son had speech problems and developmental delays. We figured most of this was due to his history, and trying to cope with it. Looking back, I wonder if his ADHD didn't affect his ability to catch language and learn to speak properly.
4971738 tn?1390565384 // If your childs behavior is driving you nuts (they call it the "terrible two's" for a good reason). Start a new post on the child behavior forum - List what the child is doing and see what we can come up with to help you. Hope this helps.
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 n tn timeout, taking away toys, cancelling outings; all to no avail. Ironically, her preschool teacher tells me she is wonderful at school and enjoys having her in class. By the time her siblings were this age, they knew how to behave. What can I do to change her behavior?
Avatar f tn He sounds like a lot of boys at that age. Sitting in a desk doing very boring work isn't natural, or age-appropriate for them, but most boys are able to doit anyway. He sounds very bright. Do you have the resources to send him to a school that might be more adapted to his needs, like Montessori (if they still follow the same philosophy, I don't know). We used to joke in my house that we are amazed how many kids have "attention surplus disorder".
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!!
1383803 tn?1502917179 Kids with ADHD (heck most all kids) are sweet kids. Its there behavior that is not so good. A child with ADHD cannot turn it off and on at this age. Some of these behaviors should be happening at home. Do realize that one on one you may be able to cope/deal with him. But at preschool he is being judged daily (heck, minutely). This is very stressful. Also there is a good chance the preschool teachers don't know how to work with ADHD kids.
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 m tn Hi, I am also the CL on the ADHD forum so do have some interest in this question. First, to say, "His doctor suggested that I continue to keep him focused with coloring, puzzle, etc. to keep it from turning into ADHD? " is utter BS by the doctor. ADHD is not prevented by keeping him focused and that statement would make me have some concerns about your doctor in this area of medicine. I would first find out if he is the youngest child in daycare.
Avatar m tn First let me say that 3 is way to young to begin discussing add/adhd. The earliest age that this diagnosis should be made is 6 and I feel that is still too young based on the wide variability amongst children of that age. You describe in many ways what is normal for 3. They are quite often extremely active, hard to settle, loud and constantly testing boundaries. Guess what? Four isn't much better.
Avatar n tn I need help with my three year old. She starts preschool next year and I am afraid she won't make it. She is forever into everything, and even after she gets in trouble she continues to do it. She is outright defiant. Extremely bullheaded as well. She can also be mean. She will sometimes throw things at her 10 yr. old sister, she hits us with toys, and is terrible to our two young cats.
Avatar n tn Eventually, he was kicked out of preschool and I took him to a child psychiatrist to be evaluated for ADHD, ADD or bipolar disorder. That dr told me he had none of those things. It was recommended that I continue to keep his punishments consistent. When he entered Kindergarten a few months later, I was constantly receiving phone calls from the principal regarding these same behavoirs. They suggested he had ADHD. He was tested by his pediatrician in November of 2008 and does have ADHD.
574101 tn?1245537020 They start preschool at age 6, and start school at age 7 and are required to attend through age 16, though most continue through age 19 at an upper secondary school before going to college. I didn't realize they fed kids lunch during preschool. My daughter only goes for 2 hours 15 minutes twice per week, but she's only 3. She's going to go next year for only 2 1/2 hours per week at a private preschool. No lunch.
Avatar f tn t know how early they start screening but you can talk to your pedi. My child was diagnosed with ADHD @ 6; but since the age of 3 I had been thinking: wow why doesn't he listen, why is he so defiant. He couldn't help it! duh.... the sooner the better.
Avatar n tn At 1 years old, they should NOT go on any meds for ADHD. This would harm the child severely at that age. Their little bodies cannot handle the stimulation that the meds are used for. I just cannot believe that a Doctor would even diagnose a child at such a young age. I mean they still did not even lose all or sometime any of their baby teeth and as far as being hyperactive, what 1-2 year old isn't. I would definitely get a second opinion.
Avatar f tn They say ADHD is like a diabetes - you can't cure it yet, but you can control symptoms. There is thousand things you can do, including changing the diet, discipline tactics, etc. However, if his cells are genetically not wired to uptake certain hormones - there is nothing you can do, but fix this. Please don't feel bad about ADHD medication. It is actually not fair NOT to give ADHD children the needed meds, because they want to be "good" themselves.
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 He described my son when speaking about ADHD but said at this age he was really to young to say that he may have adhd. About a month ago I contacted a psychologist and had her observe him in school and she said that he is hyper and does have impulse control problems She feels that she can give me some tools. The problem is the holidays her vacation and now she has had surgery and is returning phone calls next week.
Avatar f tn We took her to a psychiatrist and they then diagnosed her with ADHD. Once on medication we put her in a private preschool. They didn’t kick her out of this school but, the teachers complained often to us about her wandering. Now…she is in Kindergarten. She is still very hyper and wanders a lot. Other problems are she sneaks stuff such as items on the teacher’s desk or items in other children’s backpacks.
Avatar f tn It would be hard to determine for many kids if something was add/adhd or normal young toddler behavior. As he gets older and matures, age appropriateness becomes more of an issue to discern where he is at in terms of development. Things like add/adhd or sensory will be more apparent in an evaluation. I would revisit this. Again, it could just be his sleep issue but what is causing the sleep issue? it could all be tied together.
Avatar n tn He has been talking in sentences since he was 11 months, walked a very yearly age, and now in preschool is learning at a 3rd grade level. The problem, when he enters a social situation he goes CRAZY! This is a little difficult to explain. He's fine when he is at home, quiet and well behaved but the minute he is around any other people,adults or children, he starts to talk loudly, touch everyone, he turns into high gear. In preschool this last year he was almost unmanagable.
1388785 tn?1279770764 If you want - just click on the ADHD in blue at the top of this page and get a list of symptoms for ADHD and that might be helpful to you. Best wishes.
5078197 tn?1363337996 My 5 year old is in real trouble in school since he started the preschool at age 3 he seems to have trouble.
Avatar f tn Look at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) and see if what you are seeing matches up with the symptoms or criteria for ADHD. Also, a Developmental Peditrician will be able to guide you through this process and/or help you find resources for your child. Although it may take a while to get an appt. it should be worth the wait.
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