Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/ADHD


My child aged 5 yrs is diagnosd with ADHD and Devolopmental Language disorder last year. he is taking stimulant from monday to friday (School days at morning 8). He is able to write alphabets and numerics color some pictures etc. But when it comes to follow instructions like sit idle at a place, follow simple instructions  from his mother he fails. he is little reserve in mingling with other children also. He joined in LKG from 1st Jul 13. My phychologist advised me to follow up his progress for three to four months before consulting further.
Will he become normal by two to three years. ,


You are doing the right thing by seeking advice from your psychologist. Since your son is on medication for his ADHD, I assume he is also being treated by a medical professional, which is good. I encourage you to follow the advice from the medical professionals. Many children that are 5 years old have problems sitting idle. I assume your son is receiving therapy for his language disorder? It is important that this begin at a young age.

I wish you and your son the best,
Tim Runner, Advocate
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Being an Education Advocate, I am able to answer questions related to educating students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. I represent numerous students with these challenges. Too often schools do not properly serve the needs of these students and I sometimes have to fight to get my clients the special education services they require. Sometimes the schools push for medication rather than looking at the needs of the student. For some of my clients, medications have worked wonders, but for others medication is not the answer. Many times schools want to give parents a 504 Plan rather than qualifying the child for special education. Some of my clients have been well served by 504 Plans, but being qualified for special education services has many advantages. I have answered over a thousand AllExperts' questions in the categories of Special Education, Autism, and Speech.


I have represented hundreds of students and their parents over the past 7 years as an Education Advocate. I have been successful in getting my clients the services they need from their schools. Often I find myself educating parents about their legal options for their children. Once we agree on a plan of action, I implement it to the benefit of the student.

I have a degree in Mathematics with minors in psychology and physics from the University of California.

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Having answered over one thousand questions, I have received very high ratings from the parents I have helped through in the categories of Special Education, Autism, and Speech.

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