ADHD

Question
Posted by: Poodle | 2010/10/25

Q.

Hyperactive child

my son is so hyperactive, he cant sit still for 5 minutes. we have had him assessed, he is going to be repeating the school year next year, and we are taking him for occupational therapy, but he wakes up early in the morning, its like his mind is racing all the time. could he have ADHD?

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Poodle,

Hyperactivity is not the only aspect of ADHD; it is predominantly an inability to concentrate.

You mention in your post that you had him assessed, but I'm not certain what kind of assessment he had? If it was not one for ADHD please contact ADHASA at www.adhasa.co.za or (011) 888 7655 for a professional in your area who can diagnose.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/10/29

Dear Poodle,

Hyperactivity is not the only aspect of ADHD; it is predominantly an inability to concentrate.

You mention in your post that you had him assessed, but I'm not certain what kind of assessment he had? If it was not one for ADHD please contact ADHASA at www.adhasa.co.za or (011) 888 7655 for a professional in your area who can diagnose.

Kind regards,
Delia

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