ADHD

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Posted by: Pieter | 2010/05/11

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my son and ADD

Hi,

My sons school is suggesting that my son of 4 and a half has ADD, because he can''t sit still and struggles to concentrate on tasks that is given to him to complete. Sure i will agree he is very busy and if you give him something to do that bores him he will struggle to complete it, but give him something to do that he loves and he will concentrate completely on that, so i''m very skeptical about their diagnosis, where can one take him to have it expertly confirmed?

Thanks


Pieter

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ADHD Expert

Dear Pieter,

It is not unusual for children with ADD to be completely focused an absorbed by something that interests them. On the other hand, schools seem to be 'diagnosing' children at an alarming rate.

I am by no means stating that your son is ADD, however, please contact the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Support group of Southern Africa (ADHASA) at www.adhasa.co.za/ or (011) 888 7655 for an educational psychologist in your area; usually one who is experienced with ADD is better able to diagnose whether positively or negatively.

You can also ask your GP or consult www.medpages.co.za for an educational psychologist in your area.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/05/12

Dear Pieter,

It is not unusual for children with ADD to be completely focused an absorbed by something that interests them. On the other hand, schools seem to be 'diagnosing' children at an alarming rate.

I am by no means stating that your son is ADD, however, please contact the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Support group of Southern Africa (ADHASA) at www.adhasa.co.za/ or (011) 888 7655 for an educational psychologist in your area; usually one who is experienced with ADD is better able to diagnose whether positively or negatively.

You can also ask your GP or consult www.medpages.co.za for an educational psychologist in your area.

Kind regards,
Delia

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