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March 19th, 2010, 01:31 PM
CrystalAnne's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I'm starting to get really concerned that my five year old might have ADD. She is in Kindergarten but is academically gifted working with 3-5 grade material. I always attributed her issues in school to her having trouble relating to the other children her age. . .now i'm not so sure.

Last night I was talking to her about a consequence (for being sent home from school AGAIN. . .). My husband and I spent about 5 minutes discussing taking her dolls away and how she could earn them back. We go downstairs to her room and start bagging up the babies to put in our room until she earns them back and she FLIPS out acting like she wasn't even PRESENT for the conversation we had upstairs.

Mornings are a nightmare, she has to be reminded umpteen times to get things done and claims she wasn't told. She doesn't share well (only child syndrome maybe? lol), does awful in school, won't stay on task, won't switch to a new task once she finally does start something. She also interrupts when we're talking. . .like she doesn't even hear us, I don't know. . Is she just a rude five year old or should I have her tested?

I'm sorry this is so long, I'm sleep deprived and the ramblies seem to come along with it. . .
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March 19th, 2010, 08:08 PM
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It could be a possibility. Many ADHD children are really gifted but if you feel there is something not right with her behavior, I would have her looked at. Maybe you can bring it up at her next ped. appointment. Let us know how it goes and good luck!

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March 21st, 2010, 02:51 PM
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Tyler was tested and diagnosed in kindergardenand he had some of the same things you are describing, only his was more hyper, would stand up and sit doen over and over again, just a bunch of things, he is ADHD.
I would definitlry have her tested or talk to her DR before she gets too far into school and has serious grade issues.
Good luck and KUP on what you decide.

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March 23rd, 2010, 02:55 PM
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My DSS has ADHD and is gifted in many areas but his behavior is terrible. It's can't hurt to get her tested.
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April 7th, 2010, 12:29 PM
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Sounds very familiar to my son... it's possible, I would reccomend getting her tested. My son is also very gifted academically but staying on task at school causes him to struggle.
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June 10th, 2010, 07:19 PM
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How is a child tested for ADHD?
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June 12th, 2010, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Earth Child View Post
How is a child tested for ADHD?
I suppose it depends where you live, but here we went to her family doctor and I explained that I was fairly certain that she is adhd, she went through a simple questionaire & sent her for bloodwork and gave me a referral to a phsyciatrist. A couple of months later at the first appointment she was diagnosed after a consultation. (I helped speed the process along by collecting supporting documents from daycare teachers etc who have had contact with my child and were able to write down thier observations) I also wrote down all the issues we had had since birth to support why I was there.
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June 18th, 2010, 11:37 AM
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thanks for the information

Last edited by Earth Child; June 18th, 2010 at 01:05 PM.
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