i have a 7 year old son who has to be constantly reminded to do everything...brush his teeth wash his face put dishes in the sink etc...it even goes as far as when we r eating he will none stop talk we ask him many times a meal to please be quite & eat even have to tell him how to sit on the chair EVERY time he sits at table...i have talked to his teacher & she said he is just fine...are these signs of ADHD??
Answer by Liansmommie at 3:50 PM on Sep. 26, 2010
Answer by Radarma at 11:30 PM on Sep. 26, 2010
It could but might not be. There is a criteria for ADHD you can look on line. There are six basic types of ADHD and criteria must be evident before age seven. But there is also something called auditory processing disorder. In a nutshell - information is heard but not processed leaving parents to think they are talking to a wall. If you think there is something going on, even slightly suspect, ask your child's doctor to take some time to refer a psychiatrist. The school also is supposed to offer, if you request in writing, a psychological evaluation that specifically evaluates the areas of concern. So if this were me and I had a concern I would go to my son's doctor, get a referral to a therapist who works with a psychiatrist, and write my request to the school to be tested for auditory processing and other related disorders. By the way auditory processing has a high correlation with ADHD.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:47 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
talk to his doctor. Teachers can't and shouldn't be making a diagnosis or even saying they think what it could be. You can also check out the web site CHADD.org If you give your child a strong caffeine drink does he calm down some, if so then he most likely has ADHD. I have it so do my 2 sons and my brother. ADHD tends to run in families. Some people get mild versions of it while other get more intense versions. Also kids who do have ADHD have minds that are going a mile a minute they are thinking of about 25 things at once and that tens to block out other stuff that they really need to be paying attention to. Also is he really really smart? if so that could also be a good sign that he does have it. G/L
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