Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder


If a child had AD/HD from the moment he/she was born, or you discovered later parents must know the signs and symptoms that a child with AD/HD shows. If not, parents need to be prepared and be alerted to learn from their child and find help for his/her own good. As a popular said goes, children do not come with instructions; yet, as parents preconceived ideas of how a child will speak, behave, interact with another act and interact. Children do not come with their own personality, likes, dislikes abilities, temperament and challenges. Parents, teachers and family’s member must see thing objectively and determinate kids’ talents and abilities as well their strengths and weaknesses.  Any sign or suspicion is an alert to consider and be aware. Must be a professional who determinate if a child has any learning disorder. This professional such as pediatricians, pediatric, neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrist, teacher, social workers, and therapist are the one qualifies to do a observation and diagnosis.

Some signs and symptoms that need to be considerate at infant age are:

·       Babies that have sleeping and eating problems.  

·       Babies that often display sharp mood swings an intense response to stimuli.

·       Babies that may spend many of their walking hours crying or fussing, and efforts to calm them are ineffective.

·       Babies that is do not like to be holding.

·       Babies that usually turn away from their parents. Parents feel rejected and frustrated and report difficulty bounding with their own son or daughter during the first year or even longer.

Babies with AD/HD are generally very alert, active, curious, and often display remarkable strength. Even though a baby present those symptoms it does not mean that the baby has AD/HD, but they are signs to be considerate and consult with a professional. Some children who are diagnosed with learning disorder shows signs at an early age.

Toddlers and Preschoolers:

A toddler age, infants that used to be calm become extremely active. Such climbing the furniture, on top of the kitchen counters and toys are not interested anymore. Some toddlers that shows some symptoms of any learning disorder often found electrician appliances to be more interesting.

Many toddlers and preschoolers with AD/HD are accident prone because they take risks that most children wouldn’t.They are often destructive and noncompliant, and forever getting into things the average child wouldn’t even notice or be interested in. They are not able to see a relation to see a relationship between cause and effect. It is true that the not all the kids develop the same, but parent can see that their son/daughter does not behave as other children of some age. To have a diagnosis is important to contact and talk with a physician and even for a second opinion parent can contact a local mental health center, hospital to see if they have child evaluation assessed. It is very important to find appropriate services for a child a soon as possible.

Elementary school-Age Children

Half of all children with AD/HD are diagnosed during the lower school years. However, no all the children with AD/HD will have learning disabilities. School age kid with AD/HD are immature for their age, often two to three years behind their peers. They display poor social skills. Tasks and performances at school and even at home often display inconsistent performances. They have trouble meeting expectations for kids in their grade, they do not finish their homework and they seem daydreaming when their teachers give instructions. Kids with AD/HD have anxiety and can be still for long period, stay in their seat it a challenge and they cannot wait for their turn. They do not pay attention and they are hyperactive and impulsive.