Let’s talk about the early symptoms of ADHD in smaller children. If a child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (borderline high functioning) and combined-type ADHD-C .
Let’s talk first
- What ADHD stands for?
- What ADHD means?
- What ADHD looks like?
- Common symptoms of ADHD
- Does my child has ADHD?
- How to get your child tested for ADHD?
ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A professional psychologist or a clinical psychologist can treat these type of children. If it is moderate or severe , so that medical treatment is advisable.
A person with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control . ADHD can affect a child at school, at home, and among friends.
There are three types of ADHD
1. The inattentive type, which people used to called ADD.
You can identify these children:-
– they are not overly active
– unfocused type
– get boring easily
– not disruptive
2. The hyperactive – impulsive type
- May run into the street
- Hit others
- Can’t sit still .
Types 3 :- Which is the most common is a combination of both type
How can you identify your child has ADHD?
- Constent motion
- Talking excessively
- Trouble player
- Frequently forgetting
- Easily side tracking
- Squirming and fidgetting
- Acting impulsively
- Not finishing tasks
A child shouldn’t receive a dianosdia of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, unless the core symptoms of ADHD starts early in life before the age of 12.
Language delays can be mistaken for ADHD
So children preschool or younger age suspected of having ADHD is more likely to need evaluation by a specialist psychologist or counselor
They will check with the symptoms with the diagnosis of DSM -5
ADHD rating scales
Personal and family medical history
Information gathering from school records, interviews and questionnaire, family members and people who know your child well.
Keep in your mind that the symptoms of ADHD
Hyperactivity can be confused with other disorders and medical problem like learning disabilities
Which require tottaly different treatment just because it looks like a ADHD doesn’t mean.
The mental health professionals assessing the problem should also look at the following factors.
When did the symptoms start?
The symptoms started at the younger age
How long have been bothering it in your child?
examine at least 6 months
When and where do the symptoms appear?
It may appear at home or school.
Who can diagnose ADHD?
Clinical social worker
Get recommendations from school authorities
Now you should know how to find a specialist and get your child the diagnose they needed. He will inform you that,based on the findings.