Hi, Is there any treatment available for ADHD? My 6.5 year old child (male) is suffeing from ADHD. He is having some behaviroual issues and he can not focus on a task for more then 2-3 minutes. Most of the time he seeks for our attention, and try to distract ourselves if we don t listen him. We are really helpless as this is affecting our normal life. We are very worried about his own future too. Right now he is taking a couple of OT therepy sessions, and also taking help from special educators for his education needs. Any help ? Thanks Vipin
Is he having really ADHD?
Check with El-camino ADHD scale, availabel on net. score it first before finalizing the diagnosis of ADHD.
Is is stuborn? Which type of your family is?
Major behavioral problems are in which situations?, Complaint from school?
These are the questions need to be answered before coming to conclusion.
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Dear Dr., My second son Name : Rithesh (Date of Birth 06.12.2004) was diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD )at the age of 3. Though he was in special school for one year (last academic year), as advised by the special school (Sakalp, Chennai) he now put in normal school (Roots to wings, Chennai - for UKG) , where there are less students and taught in play way method (Montessori). To our surprise / satisfaction, after his 5th birthday (last year) we noticed some special skills in him i.e. with some morally support (by holding his hand at wrist) he can write English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil (alphabets, words and even answer the questions we ask), do mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication & division) without anybody teaching him these skills before. This was also witnessed by his special school teachers & occupational therapist. But his level of interest is very low on these skills. Though he doesn’t speak frequently, he expresses his need only by questioning (example - do you want water? etc.,) in our regional language (Malayalam), he even sing tamil songs - but not clearly, when he is alone started talking to himself, used to jump and roam around. So far he is not on any medication as advised by his physiatrists. There is no any major complaint about him in his present school (normal) but we were informed he doesn’t concentrate in class or the activities given to him. Also his level of cooperation for Occupational Therapy is also very low Doctor, your most valued suggestions / advises to improve Rithesh’s capability will really be an emotional and great help to us. Regards, Ravikumar House Name : Anugraham, Plot NO.29 B (New No.5B) SVT Nagar (Venkateswara Nagar) Thirumullaivoyal Chennai – 600062
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