trying to figure out her symptoms, but kind of get mixed up between her and the 3 year old. But I do get the feeling that the doctor did not even bother to do the typical questionnaire with her teachers?
Essentially, The ADHD or ADD is going to have to be noticeable at home and at school. It may be too late in the school year for you to get something going there, but I would definitely request testing - O shoot, you live in England. I don't really know how they do things over there - but from what I have seen from past posters - You may want to go the private route.
I do have lots of different web sites or books I can recommend if you need more information. And yes, if she does have ADHD - the sooner that is recognized and treated (several options here) the better it is for her.
thanx for the reply. the 3 year old has already been recognised as having adhd by nursery and docs so hopefully she will get the help she needs when the time comes as they won't prescribe drugs for under 5's i'm told. Our 7 year old is suffering as she isn't behaving badly in school altho she is well behind in her work and needing special help. My son is now 18 and managing his more altho his obsessional behaviour is quite bad at min. He wasn't showing signs at school until age of 9 and half. Most girls don't get diagnosed until secondary school when 12 or over because that's when it seems to show at school as the work is harder and homework compulsery.
ya, you would think the doctors could connect the dots. It is hard for kids with ADD to get diagnosed. Its usually the hyper little boys who get noticed. This is one of the few web sites I have found that deals with the symptoms of ADD, so it is worth checking out - http://helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_signs_symptoms.htm
And these are some good strategies for helping a child at school -
hope this helps a bit.