ADHD

Question
Posted by: Worried Mommy | 2012/10/17

Q.

Is my son ADHD

I have a 9year old son. His teacher told me that he struggles to consentrate in class. He works very slow and don''t finish the work she gives him. We didn''t think anything of it, because he is a busy body. Even when we go to the Mall he always hops around. Can''t walk, always jumping and swinging his arms. He even takes hours in the morning just to fininish for school. My husband does''nt think that there could be anything wrong with him. I want to know if there is a possibility that he could be ADHD.

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Worried Mommy,

If you suspect there is something amiss, please have your son assessed by an educational psychologist who has experience with ADHD.

A list of psychologists in your area can be obtained by your GP, alternatively you can contact ADHASA at www.adhasa.co.za for referrals in your area.

Knowing and understanding your child better is half the battle won. How you decide to proceed with that information is a personal choice and the educational psychologist should be able to inform you of the various treatment options available to assist.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2012/10/19

Dear Worried Mommy,

If you suspect there is something amiss, please have your son assessed by an educational psychologist who has experience with ADHD.

A list of psychologists in your area can be obtained by your GP, alternatively you can contact ADHASA at www.adhasa.co.za for referrals in your area.

Knowing and understanding your child better is half the battle won. How you decide to proceed with that information is a personal choice and the educational psychologist should be able to inform you of the various treatment options available to assist.

Kind regards,
Delia

Reply to ADD/ADHD Expert
Posted by: Chanel | 2012/10/18

I think it would be a good idea to have him checked. I have adult adhd and the treatment that I receive has made a huge difference in my life and if he has adhd it will make a huge difference in his life to, with the right treatment.

My parents didn''t want me to receive treatment for adhd when I was a child even though I was diagnosed with it because they didn''t believe in it. Instead I was labelled as lazy/stupid/slow and I performed very poorly in school, I even ended up not finishing school because of this and it scarred me emotionally... I even have coexisting bipolar disorder now which I am also being treated for.

My point is ... it wont hurt to have him checked out.

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