ADHD

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Posted by: Nthabi | 2010/01/07

Q.

what could it be?

i have a 9 yr old Nephew,who will be repeating grade 3 this as he failed,what worries me is that,he cant read propely,spell or count properly,but when there' s a song or movie playing on TV he knows all abt it,at school his teacher used to complain abt him not paying attention or playing too much.
i need to know what could be wrong with him because i know for a fact that he is not stupid?

Regards
Nthabi

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Nthabi,
It is very frustrating to see an intelligent child under performing at school. There are a number of possible causes for poor concentration; an educational psychologist will be able to assess him to determine the reason for his. Your local GP or school should be able to refer you, or you can try contacting one of the larger hospitals. As a last resort you can search for an educational psychologist in your area at www.medpages.co.za through their free online search.
Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/01/13

Dear Nthabi,
It is very frustrating to see an intelligent child under performing at school. There are a number of possible causes for poor concentration; an educational psychologist will be able to assess him to determine the reason for his. Your local GP or school should be able to refer you, or you can try contacting one of the larger hospitals. As a last resort you can search for an educational psychologist in your area at www.medpages.co.za through their free online search.
Kind regards,
Delia

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