what age to test for ADHD?
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|Tue, 08-26-2003 - 12:10pm|
Well, 2nd dd just started kindergarten and already she is driving her teacher crazy. Poor teacher. I had a feeling this might happen, except this dd is much more distractable and while calmer in ways, she is much harder to keep focused and stay on track. Her teacher keeps telling me how poorly behaved she is and it breaks my heart. I want her to do well in school.
I know most pediatricians recommend waiting until 7 or so to test for ADHD, but since her older sister has it (And does great with meds) would it be worth seeing if we could have my younger dd evaluated too? I don't want to make her wait; I'm not a doctor but I know what I see, as a parent. And the teacher is frustrated, too.
We really tried changing the behavior, working with my older dd, limiting sugar and everything else, but honestly, nothing worked except Concerta. She went from being a TAG student who was a constant behavioral problem due to activity level to being much more calm, focused and still happy and a more controlled bouncy kid, lol. 2nd dd is just like a hurricane at this point--academics so far are super easy but behavior is horrid.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!!!!