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4971738 tn?1390568984

how dO I know?

what are the signs to look for in a toddler that may have add / adhd please vent!!
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189897 tn?1441130118
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   How old is the child?
4971738 tn?1390568984
shes about to turn 3 in may  now shes 2 years and 10 month
189897 tn?1441130118
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    Ummm, the  'Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,"  do not cover kids until they are 4 years old.  Because, "there are added challenges in determining the presence of key symptoms. Preschool- aged children are not likely to have a separate observer if they do not attend a preschool or child care program, and even if they do attend, staff in those programs might be less quali- fied than certified teachers to provide accurate observations."    I will give you a link to the symptoms of ADHD to give you some idea of what qualifies a child.
         http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/621.html
    If your childs behavior is driving you nuts (they call it the "terrible two's" for a good reason).  Start a new post on the child behavior forum -  
        http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Child-Behavior/show/64
    List what the child is doing and see what we can come up with to help you.
    Hope this helps.
4971738 tn?1390568984
thank you soo much!
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