Attention deficit disorder kindergarten

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Avatar n tn You sound like a very caring teacher and the short answer is yes. Because you are a teacher and not a doctor I'm sure you know you can only report symptoms. Tell the mom it doesn't look like the ADD you have seen in other kids but it looks like he just zones out. DO NOT bring up the surgery. Moms, in general, feel guilty enough already "blaming" her will not change anything.
Avatar n tn I have researched anxiety disorders, dyslexia, oppositional defiant disorder, autism and so on. Nothing seems to fit just right. So here is what we are currently facing... At home my son has improved tremendously. His hyperactivity has died down and he seems more like a typical 5 year old boy. He generally listens on the first try or at least by the second. If he is could take five times or more. He is sweet...caring...affectionate...thoughtful...very attentive...
Avatar n tn His behavior is typical of children who display the hyperactive and impulsive sub-type of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It might be wise to consider this possibility before concluding that he's not yet prepared to function in kindergarted.
Avatar m tn // I am more concerned about him being moody and throwing tantrums. That could really hinder him in kindergarten. You need to figure out what his triggers are. Then you need to show him ways to deal with this. One very good way is a set of books aimed at this age group. They are meant to be read aloud many times and practiced. A good one is "When I feel angry".
Avatar f tn the videos like rhymes , cartoons he learn these things quickly ....
Avatar n tn Is there any family history of Tourette Syndrome, tic disorder or any other neurological condition? Is there any family history of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (though your son's symptoms do not suggest this)? Sudden onset behavior such as he is displaying warrants medical evaluation.
Avatar f tn If he truly displays Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the condition is interfering with his successful management of his school responsibilities, medication such as Ritalin (or another psychostimulant medication) might well assist him. The key is for him to undergo a thorough evaluation and not rush into a plan for pharmacological treatment.
Avatar f tn I agree, I would have your pediatrician assess him for ADHD, but I would also consider Sensory Disintegration Disorder. This behavior is not so different from a child who has suffered a trauma or loss (been hurt, loss in the family, parents separated).
Avatar n tn has to do with simple immaturity or due to some neurointegrative condition, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I would cooperate with the evaluation the school wants to conduct, because if there is any particular condition to address, the earlier the better. Your pediatrician is wise to counsel a watchful approach, not wanting to jump aboard any bandwagon prematurely. But it's OK to try to figure this out a bit, and the evaluation would be useful.
Avatar n tn I teach kindergarten and of the 20 kids i have this year 6 of them chew on every thing. Pretty normal stuff for that age.
Avatar f tn Your daughter is three years of age? ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder. ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder. Even though they are both attention disorders, they are quite different. Your daughter is three years old; she is going to be hyper, she is going to have more energy than your whole family combined, just as well as every other three year old out there. I have a three year old of my own which inhibits every behavior you mentioned.
Avatar n tn At first I thought he might have Attention Deficit Disorder but he seems to be doing well academically. First, he still has a bowl movement issues. He often has his bowl movement on his underpants. He had to wear training pants when he was kindergarten. The school decided to hold him back to repeat Kindergarten because of his emotional immaturity. He is constantly fighting with other kids, pushing other kids and hitting other kids.
Avatar n tn org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD Also, when is his birthday? And you said there was a time when he was nice. Have these problems only happened this year, or did they start in kindergarten?
Avatar n tn The likely 'culprits' are sensory integration disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and, perhaps, anxiety disorder (though the latter is not clear - those symptoms may be more indicative of a mild version of pervasive developmental disorder). It's important to recognize that your son will not 'grow out of' thse problems, because they are biologically/neurologically determined and have to be addressed.
Avatar n tn this possibility. Further, his angry reactivity requires a systematic behavior management plan, of the sort that you can see described in Lynn Clark's book SOS Help for Parents. When he is being evaluated re: ADHD, it would be prudent to call the clinician's attention to his problematic angry behavior as well. The clinician can offer guidance and support to his parents.
Avatar f tn // If some of these do sound familiar then you might want to order, "The ADD/ ADhD Answer book." , by Susan Ashley. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Your daughter is now sufficiently old that the evaluation could produce useful results. Inattentive-type Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a possibility. It might be useful for you and her teacher to complete one of the several standardized checklists that are employed to help determine the presence of symptoms typical of ADHD (and other conditions as well). Examples of such inventories are the Conners Behavior Checklist and the Basic Assessment System for Children.
Avatar n tn The behavior may be more indicative of a type of impulsivity often associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, though by no means is this a certainty based on the one symptom alone.
Avatar n tn They do not lie to escape trouble or disapproval (at least overtly), and the motive for such lying can be subtle and not always apparent. If indeed your son displays Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, this is really not relevant to the pattern of lying. Lying is not a symptom of ADHD. It would probably be worth your while to seek another opinion about your son's functioning by securing another child mental health evaluation.
Avatar m tn // Please get back to us.
Avatar f tn org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm And, even if he does not have ADHD, the techniques used to help a child with ADHD focus and follow rules, etc. would be quite useful. I hope this helps. If you have any questions please post here or on the other site I linked to above.
Avatar n tn Your son's behavior and emotional states indicate that he may well display some neurobehaviral disorder (e.g., Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder), a mood disorder (e.g., Bipolar Disorder), a so-called Axis II condition (i.e., aspects of his personality or character that may be fairly enduring, as opposed to conditions which have identifiable onsets and courses), and possible neurological disorder (e.g., seizure disorder) and psychotic disorder.
Avatar f tn My son is 6 years old and his latest diagnosis are Borderline Intellectual Intelligence, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Speech delayed and SID (Sensory Intergration Disorder). He is on meds for ADHD and aggression (ritalin, risperdal, and clonidine). All of these things effect his behaviors. Due to the ADHD he has very low impulse control, has trouble paying attention, and is overactive.
Avatar f tn My son is 6 years old and his latest diagnosis are Borderline Intellectual Intelligence, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Speech delayed and SID (Sensory Intergration Disorder). He is on meds for ADHD and aggression (ritalin, risperdal, and clonidine). All of these things effect his behaviors. Due to the ADHD he has very low impulse control, has trouble paying attention, and is overactive.
Avatar n tn Dear Brandy, Nothing in the information you conveyed is suggestive of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivit Disorder as a primary condition. However, it can be comsidered as part of a more general evaluation of his medical, learning and social-emotional status.
Avatar f tn // I am also the CL on the ADHD forum here- I have lots that I can share with you if that is what the problem is. For example, here are some ideas on discipline.
Avatar f tn the antipsychotic Risperdal, the antidepressant Prozac, two sleeping medicines and one for attention-deficit disorder. All by the time he was 3. He was sedated, drooling and overweight from the side effects of the antipsychotic medicine. Although his mother, Brandy Warren, had been at her “wit’s end” when she resorted to the drug treatment, she began to worry about Kyle’s altered personality. “All I had was a medicated little boy,” Ms. Warren said. “I didn’t have my son.
Avatar n tn Ted Hoffman, after discussing background and my personal diagnosis as a parent from the reading that I have done (Bipolar Disorder Type Two, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabled, Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder). Dr. Hoffman said that it was unfortunate that Brandon responded poorly to Abilify because the dopamine is what he needs for his condition, but since this caused a Dystonic Reaction he will have to work around this with different medications. Dr.
Avatar n tn I would definately look into the "autism" group. Things like that are hard to diagnose, because not all of the symtoms are displayed. My nephew was 6 years old before he was finally diagnosed as "high functioning autistic". At first they thought it was Attention Deficit, then Aspherger's, etc. Autistic children are usually not affectionate. This is the total opposite with my nephew. He is extremely affectionate with those he knows. He is also a very good reader.
284770 tn?1198183894 It stands for attention deficit disorder. As anyone who's been there, done that and got the tee-shirt can tell you, there is no Deficit involved here! Persons with ADD pay attentiion to EVERY-THING. That's the challenge. They tend to pay attention to the teachers watch, the walls, the markers, the chaulk, their hair, the scissors, ther hair, the scissors (what if he he). They slip in and out of the lesson. But have all sorts of distractions going on.