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I think my son is a normal 4.5 year old boy but it annoys me that my mom is always telling me I need to get him tested for ADHD. We have reciently discovered he has some physical developmental delays and has started PT, so I guess I'm getting more sensitive to her saying something is wrong with him. So how did you come to get your child tested for ADHD?
It happens in different ways. I have known since he was probably 3 that something was up. Last year he struggled through school and I finally decided that it was time to address it. I brought him to his pediatrician. I think it's a choice you have to make for yourself and your child. Don't let anyone push you into it... at the same time if it's teachers and such at least listen to what they have to say.
When Ryan was younger, he was always hyper and never listening or sitting still long enough. He was always on the go and had a lot of behavior issues as he got to be school-aged. I was young and naive and never even heard of ADHD before. We both were at our wits end and the teachers were running out of ways to make him behave better so we took him in to a doctor but because we were in the country, we were told to go to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and have him properly diagnosed.
We just went through the whole process with Staci only we went to Ryan's current psychiatrist to get her diagnosed. She was having a lot of the same things going on as he was at that age so we finally are getting her some medication to help her as well.