ADHD

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Posted by: Worried Mum | 2012/04/12

Q.

Signs of ADD/ ADHD

Hi There

what are the common signs of this condition - a OT at our local clinic came to the daycare to assess the kids and found the following:

2 word answers to questions put to my son
pronoucing words difficultly
not responding in full sentences

should I be worried cause he is only 4years old - but bright in the sense of learning at school he is at par with the other kids

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Worried Mum,

The aspects the OT has highlighted a not necessarily linked with ADHD. Please take this information with a pinch of salt as these types of assessments are generally not in depth and merely a screening to identify those in need of further assessing. I would suggest speaking with the OT and getting her interpretation of what she has highlighted, possibly with the input of your son's teacher.

As an aside, Diagnosing ADHD at this young age is generally not advised.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2012/04/24

Dear Worried Mum,

The aspects the OT has highlighted a not necessarily linked with ADHD. Please take this information with a pinch of salt as these types of assessments are generally not in depth and merely a screening to identify those in need of further assessing. I would suggest speaking with the OT and getting her interpretation of what she has highlighted, possibly with the input of your son's teacher.

As an aside, Diagnosing ADHD at this young age is generally not advised.

Kind regards,
Delia

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