Adhd symptoms your child's behavior

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Avatar m tn I am the community leader over on the ADHD forum and was asked by another member to check out your post - and I can see why. If some of the stuff I say makes sense you may want to continue the discussion at http://www.medhelp.org/forums/ADD---ADHD/show/175 - or here as I will watch this list. I have dealt with ADHD kids in a school setting for a long time (check my profile) and some of them have been highly intelligent so I do have a few ideas that may be helpful.
Avatar m tn As i was reading in one article about child discipline, it was mentioned that many times, child behaves strange and we instead of understanding the reason behind it, scold them, which can lead to adverse effects on your child's behavior. So what do you think about this and how can we tackle such situation. Please share your suggestions.
Avatar f tn Is it unheard of for teachers to outright suggest to parents that their over-active, misbehaved child should take prescribed methylphenidate, most commonly known as ritalin to improve the child's behavior in school? If so, what do you think of this trend? Also, do you think their is a stronger argument for the child to visit a clinical psychologist or just see a psychiatrist for assessment and diagnosis? Thanks!
Avatar f tn I'd like to remind you that ADHD is the most common intitial diagnosis for any recalcitrant behavior. That doesn't mean that is wrong, just that it may not explain all of a child's symptoms. My boys were diagnosed ADHD and then, a few years later, OCD was tacked on to one and ODD to the other. Do the "silent seizures" have any effects on your grandson's brain? What medications has he already tried?
Avatar f tn I have a son who is four years old and suffers from PTSD, ADHD, ODD, and severe anxiety. We have a therspist who comes in 3 times a week. He has been taking 40-50 mg of melatonin at night to sleep and that has quit working. I'm afraid to give him more than that. Also, I have been rreading about other medications. Would Vistiril help to relieve some of his behavior problems. Are there other medications that would work better?
Avatar n tn 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.
627816 tn?1349238116 Achievement Tests Typically, present levels of academic achievement are ascertained through a combination of curriculum-based assessment (CBA) and norm referenced achievement tests. Curriculum based assessment (CBA) determines how the child is progressing in and responding to the curriculum. Standardized norm referenced achievement tests are used to determine how to the child is functioning academically in relation to his or her cognitive capabilities.
973741 tn?1342342773 Thanks for your input, Sandman. You also answered me 5 years ago, and I read up on some of the things you recommended at the time. He has been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD (he scored 89% on that test) and, because they couldn't really pinpoint his situation, said he's on the autism spectrum with a very high IQ I might add. So yes, he's seen psychiatrists, psychologists, went to classes for social skills in school, went to OT for his low tone and has an IEP.
Avatar f tn 1. Have a discussion with your kids regarding good touch/bad touch. Ask them whether they were ever touched. Also, stress the importance of respecting boundaries. 2. Set limits. Make sure that this behavior doesn't go undisciplined. If this behavior reoccurs, it would be a good idea to have both kids evaluated by a mental health professional to rule out possible child sexual abuse.
Avatar n tn My question to you is, is compulsive lying and impulsiveness general symptoms of ADD ADHD or is it a deeper behavioral medical problem. My daughter intends to come home at 2.00 pm but then stays out. I believe she tries to come home, but I know she is very impulsive and does not make good choices (thinks things through). Also she has lied to me throughout her life, some of it totally unecessarily.
Avatar f tn t explode which I do not agree with. We have tried spanking when the bad behavior starts but she just looks at you like your an idiot and returns to what she was doing timeouts do nothing going to bed early when everyone else is up watching tv doesn't phase her at all. She was diagnosed with ADHD about 2 years ago we have had alot of problems with the medication affecting her stomach and it just making her so lethargic.
Avatar f tn While his behavior does sound like the symptoms of ADHD, it could also be his temperament, a sensory processing issue or even symptoms of a medical condition (such as fluid in the ears or a blood sugar issue). First visit the pediatrician, and ask to be referred to a psychologist who specializes in early childhood assessment. Testing at this age can give you excellent information that will help you choose behavioral, educational, and medical interventions that will best help your son.
Avatar f tn He is also on medication for ADHD. He seemed to be doing well with his ADHD meds and his behavior. Once he had the seizure in March and then started the Keppra, his behavior started to decline. I know that sometimes happens after a seizure. Now his behavior is really getting bad. He is very short fused, a lot of whinning,, crying at the drop of a hat, does not listen, will not stay in his seat at school, therefore lots of notes from the teacher.
Avatar f tn What do you do to help him with the symptoms of his adhd? What do you know about the disorder? Kids with adhd are not like every other kid and require different things to help them in the school situation and elsewise. He also may have learning disabilities which go hand and hand with adhd. I think some investigation as to why he is behind is in order and then some action to help him over come that situation. My own son has sensory integration disorder (which looks a lot like adhd).
327385 tn?1378360731 Sounds like your talking about my daughter, and she has ADHD. They started her off on Adderal XR, but she is now on Vyvance (sp). She did and does all the things you have listed, including the stealing and not knowing why. 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.
Avatar n tn I have a 3rd grade student who's diagnosed with ADHD and he is always eating paper inside the classroom. The situation was already discussed with the parent but it seems that the mother doesn't mind at all. Also, i later find out that the parents are not open to the medicine being prescribed by their psychiatrist.Teachers are already concern on how to control such behavior and on how to make the parents change their mind regarding their stand on the treatment.
Avatar f tn Be very thankful that you have an experienced teacher who has spent 20 years working with kids. She should have some ideas of ways to work with your son that should be very helpful. If you had a brand new teacher, the year could be a disaster. As a teacher and principal who has spent 37 years working with kids, I can tell you that what you want is not alternative therapies. What you need is behavior modification techniques that will help your son overcome his ADHD (if that is what he has).
Avatar m tn Understand that technically, everyone has ADHD to some extent. Just because you sometimes display ADHD behavior doesn't mean you have it. But yes, #1 shows inattentiveness. And #2 shows impatience/impulsiveness. Both are ADHD characteristics.
Avatar f tn Wow! That's a lot going on at once. As a Dad with a new baby in the house (now 5 months old), I can tell you it is probably going to get worse when you bring your new baby home. But it might not be worse the way you imagine it. My daughter has regressed quite a bit - just wanting more attention, wanting to be held, fed, and more. There was also a brief time when she got very "energetic" because she was competing for attention.
Avatar n tn Children with autism are likely to have more difficulties learning what types of interactions and touching are appropriate and under which conditions. I recommend that you work with your child's service providers to develop a plan to target this behavior. You did not specify whether your child is touching himself or someone else, but I recommend that you supervise him closely to avoid inappropriate contact with others.
Avatar f tn You have received good information and some contradictory recommendations. the medication your daughter is taking is a stimulant and a stimulant can increase anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms are the child's way of trying to cope with the added load of anxiety. I suggest that you try to see a child psychiatrist to help you sort out the best course of action.
Avatar n tn at the age of 12 that should be something that at this point would be a everyday routine, including making friends and being able to focus on school work and meds could possibly give your child relief from the nasty symptoms and effects of ADHD.
Avatar f tn Kicking, spitting, growling and violent behavior are symptoms of mental illness...please have your child evaluated by a child psychiatrist at a mental health facility that specializes in the care and treatment of children...your child's school should be able to assist you in locating these specialized services in your community.
973741 tn?1342342773 Changing a learned behavior is not easy. But what has been learned can be changed. It takes consistent, positive, reinforcement. Also realizing that a behavioral change will not happen overnight is important. The quick punishment or reward seldom works. It can take 3 or more weeks of consistent, positive reinforcement. And, of course, it also depends on the age of the person - since the older they are, the more control they have.
Avatar f tn They can assess a person/child against a list of symptoms that are collectively named ADD/ADHD - for lack of much better understanding. When they test for the flu, they can list the symptoms and check them off (temp, ache, cough, etc), but they can also TEST for a virus and yes/no its there. But in medicine those symptoms alone can mean many things. Same for attention and hyperactivity. 2.