All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde

Post by jojowee » Wed May 25, 2011 7:40 pm

Hi, My son now in P1 is suspected of ADHD. I bring him for a diagonsis in private pyschologist clinic and waiting for results. The teachers & school counsellers have a hard time controlling him and they would call me almost everyday to complain about him. I'm very stress...afraid that He might be kicked out of the school if his behaviour doesn't improve. I need :?: I really don't know what to do anymore. Are there any parents with adhd kids taking medication? any side effects ? pls help.....me !

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Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde

Post by jedamum » Sat May 28, 2011 11:29 pm

hi parents,
need 'collective wisdom' regarding the issue on ADHD/special needs.

my ds2 (4.5yo) has been visiting NUH-CDC for the past 1 yr (on 3monthly and halfyearly appointment). the specialist had not totally rule out adhd (ie we are still 'under observation list') but on his personal opinion felt that ds2 may not be adhd. ds2's teachers/principal commented that he may be a mild case. I personally do not know how adhd (or mild adhd) children behave but the following summarizes ds2's traits:-
1) intense - laugh heartily, get upset easily when rules are not followed but easily consoled if he accepts the explanation given.

2) impulsive - once i witnessed him punching his bro for no reason; they were happily reading (and laughing) over a comic book on the sofa and just before ds2 left his bro (ie stand up from his sitting position), he punched his bro. when his bro burst out in tears, ds2 stood there with a shocked face. when i questioned him on why did he punch his bro, he said,'I don't know' and started crying. such was not a one-off incident.

3) 'poor' social skills (???) - seems to have problems playing with older children. speaks about issues that may be irrelevant or of no-interest to his playmates. readily strikes conversation with stranger/children and may not notice that stranger/children shows no interest (then he gets upset that he is being ignored.)

4) he has no problem with handwriting and no academic issues in class (attentive/engaging if topics interest him). he does his schoolwork/homework quickly with concentration (ie does not talk/chat, does not get distracted when he is doing his work (ie will not dilly dally) or reading a book). he is quite neat and occasionally likes to organise his workspace. he follows instructions well.

5) he is sensitive to loud noises or bright lights.

we are due for next checkup next month. anything i can check with the specialist?

many thanks in advance.

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Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde

Post by pingsped » Sun May 29, 2011 8:29 pm

jedamum wrote:
my ds2 (4.5yo) has been visiting NUH-CDC for the past 1 yr (on 3monthly and halfyearly appointment). the specialist had not totally rule out adhd (ie we are still 'under observation list') but on his personal opinion felt that ds2 may not be adhd. ds2's teachers/principal commented that he may be a mild case. I personally do not know how adhd (or mild adhd) children behave but the following summarizes ds2's traits:-
1) intense - laugh heartily, get upset easily when rules are not followed but easily consoled if he accepts the explanation given.

2) impulsive - once i witnessed him punching his bro for no reason; they were happily reading (and laughing) over a comic book on the sofa and just before ds2 left his bro (ie stand up from his sitting position), he punched his bro. when his bro burst out in tears, ds2 stood there with a shocked face. when i questioned him on why did he punch his bro, he said,'I don't know' and started crying. such was not a one-off incident.

3) 'poor' social skills (???) - seems to have problems playing with older children. speaks about issues that may be irrelevant or of no-interest to his playmates. readily strikes conversation with stranger/children and may not notice that stranger/children shows no interest (then he gets upset that he is being ignored.)

5) he is sensitive to loud noises or bright lights.

we are due for next checkup next month. anything i can check with the specialist?

many thanks in advance.
It does sound a bit like sensory integration/processing disorder (SID/SPD) which to most laypersons, look like ADHD or even mild autism.

http://www.sensory-processing-disorder. ... klist.html

http://www.sensory-processing-disorder. ... chart.html

If you find that your child has difficulties in more than 30% of 2 or more subdomains, print out the checklist and complete it. Show it to your PD and have him refer your child to an Occupational Therapist (OT) in hospital.

The two private OTCs that I work with are Hand in Hand & Kaleidoscope. Some kids with SID/SPD may have social skills difficulties.

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Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde

Post by jedamum » Sun May 29, 2011 9:58 pm

hi pingsped,
thanks. will read up more on SID.
currently reading this...while some points does ring a bell, some are totally out.
http://www.incrediblehorizons.com/senso ... ration.htm

what is this? sound quite close to what i am experiencing (high tolerance to hot food, high tolerance to pain ie at times does not know he cuts himself, high tolerance to cold bath (low tolerance to hot bath?!)!).
http://www.sensory-processing-disorder. ... ivity.html
http://www.suite101.com/content/sensory ... ty-a330419

thanks!

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Any child psychiatry clinic to recommend ?

Post by jojowee » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:45 pm

Hi all, my son is recently diagnose as ADHD. Im looking for a good not too expensive doc to see pls recommend :thankyou:


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Re: Any child psychiatry clinic to recommend ?

Post by Guest » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:08 pm

Hi jojo,

You can find all the info here:

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... ychologist

Once you have read this, I will merge your post under this thread....kindly acknowledge.

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Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde

Post by jojowee » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:13 am

Hi,anyone is giving your child with Adhd medications like Ritalin,concerta or strattera? kindly share the views of side effects after taking them thank you.

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Re: Any child psychiatry clinic to recommend ?

Post by jojowee » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:16 am

ksi wrote:Hi jojo,

You can find all the info here:

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... ychologist

Once you have read this, I will merge your post under this thread....kindly acknowledge.

okie thanks.

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Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde

Post by lesterkinnie » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:32 pm

I've just discovered that omega 3 fish oil can helps on ADHD symptoms. Many US researches and studies prove that Omega 3 can helps a lot to treat ADHD. By eating foods rich in omega 3 and fish oil, it would be better for those who had ADHD. Taking supplement like MX Omega 3 Fish Oil is also sees an excellent way.

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Re: All About ADHD : Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde

Post by jedamum » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:14 pm

lesterkinnie wrote:I've just discovered that omega 3 fish oil can helps on ADHD symptoms. Many US researches and studies prove that Omega 3 can helps a lot to treat ADHD. By eating foods rich in omega 3 and fish oil, it would be better for those who had ADHD. Taking supplement like MX Omega Fish Oil is also sees an excellent way.
my ds2 has been on fish oil for a yr. together with cutting down on tv time and sugar intake and proper structured learning schedule, his learning abilities are not impaired by his impulsive/fidgety behaviour - he is actually one of the faster learners in his class. the specialist tentative rule out ADHD (although he qualify no diagnosis is available for preschoolers), but highlighted that my boy may face difficulty fitting into cookie-cut primary schooling environment due to his 'unique' temperament. the specialist had shared that so long learning abilities are on par with peers, children with slight ADHD symptons cannot be diagnosed as being ADHD. this reaffirms my suspicion that he may be better accepted in a classroom environment if he knows his stuff (ie give teachers lesser problem as no need to worry about academic issues) .
so time to prepare my younger boy for primary school work already ah!!

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