adhd in a 1 year old?
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|Thu, 06-04-2009 - 10:49am|
I'm new here. I have a very cute 1 year old little girl. At her 1 yr apptmt the pedi asked me lots of questions and decided that Lexi had to to go be evaluated at the local children's hospital for speech and developmental delays. I know at 1 year old the assessment doctors are not going to give me much information since lexi's really too young to be diagnosed with anything. So i figured i'd ask you ladies some questions so i can better understand what i'm dealing with.
First, Lexi isn't autistic. She points at things, knows her name, looks you in the eyes and will even pose for the camera, she plays with other kids, crawls very fast, etc.
The symptoms that have always bothered me are:
1) she cannot sit still - at all. she's always kicking her legs, flapping her arms, or crawling around like a maniac.
2) she cried 6-10 hours per day until 8 months old.
3)even now, her main way to communicate with me is to scream at me, until i figure out what she wants. she doesn't even try to point or communicate what she wants to me in any other way.
4) She doesn't "play" with her toys like a normal kid - she likes to mainly knock toys over and then move on. If you try to teach her things she gets bored and crawls away after about 30 seconds. She has no interest in toys that require to much thought, i'm not sure if its bc she gets frustrated very quickly or she just doesn't understand the toy,