Should we get an Evaluation?
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|Thu, 09-18-2003 - 2:21am|
My daughter gets very frustrated when things don't turn out the way she wants them to. One instance, we recently went shopping for fall clothes, and when she tried on one shirt that had sleeves that were a bit too long, she took it off, yelled "Stupid Shirt!" and proceeded to *angrily* growl and chew on the sleeve for about 10 minutes. There are times when if her drawing doesn't turn out right or if *I* do something to it that she didn't authorize, she'll rip up the paper. There are other times, when seemingly for no reason, she starts growling in a very frustrated, angry fashion.
When I ask her to do things (or not to do things, as the case may be) I often have to repeat myself over and over again untill she finally "listens". She requires constant attention, and has difficulties playing by herself. I guess the part that really strikes me is her level of frustration with things, and her inability to cope with things that don't fit into her ideal situation. She's very sensitive.
She's not in school or daycare, so I don't know if she's able to pay attention in that type of environment. There are some things that can occupy her for about 20 minutes at a time, but not consistently. She isn't all that hyper (not bouncing off the walls) but everything she does is done to the extreme (mosty noise level).
My mom says that she is a lot like how my brother (ADD) was when he was a kid, and that prompted me to try to find more information as to whether or not I should investigate this further. Any help would be appreciated.