I think my child has ADHD, but his Dr and teachers think otherwise.

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    • #76503
      thomasmargie
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      My husband has already shared our story in length, so I’ll keep it short.
      tl;dr we suspect our son, 3rd grade, to have ADHD or another issue. He’s a super smart kid, has no problem with his homework, and is great when it comes to games. However, he has some severe issues with hyperactivity (never sits still), bad memory (always forgets things), and lacks basic capabilities like tying a knot or handwriting in a readable way.
      I’m bipolar, and we’re afraid it has affected him. Moreover, we’re afraid that it might get worse if we don’t treat him now. His Dr and teachers think he’s fine, but we’re worried. Did any of you have a similar experience? Do you think it might be ADHD or any other issue?

      My husband’s full story (and the comments he got) is here: kroovi.com/d/30162-i-think-my-child-has-something-like-adhd-but-his-dr-and-teachers-think-otherwise-am-i-crazy-or-should-fight-for-him-to-get-help

    • #76566
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      Sometimes, as a parent, you have to follow your gut and keep pursuing something you feel strongly about, even when others are dismissive.

      Have you tried an online self-test like this one:

      [Self-Test] Could Your Child Have ADHD?

      Results on these aren’t the same as evaluation and diagnosis, but they can signal if you’re possibly on the right track or not.

      Here’s everything you need to know about ADHD evaluations:

      ADHD in Children: Symptoms, Evaluations, Treatments

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #76875
      bkitchin1
      Participant

      trouble with tying knots/shoelaces can be a symptom of dyslexia
      writing can be dysgraphia
      you can be super smart with add
      try earlier bedtime/check for snoring
      no electronics 1 hour before sleep
      go to dr. amen’s website for supplements to help i.e. fish oil
      if teacher’s say ok – then may be light add
      ususally a boy with add is driving us crazy – out of seat, talking, touching others, etc.
      so wonder why no probs at school?
      sports help, nutrition and early bedtime
      good luck

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