Q&A: ADHD - FamilyEducation

Q&A: ADHD

by Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Find out the answers to other parents' questions about attention deficit disorders.

Find out the answers to other parents' questions about attention deficit disorders.

1. Do kids with ADHD have to exhibit symptoms in more than one place? My son's teachers say he's fine at school, but his behavior at home is usually terrible.
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2. My son is in first grade. All of his teachers say how much potential he has, but that he has a problem focusing. What can I do to help him stay on task?
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3. My seven-year-old daughter has trouble focusing in school. The teacher thinks she should be evaluated. Do you agree?
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4. My eight-year-old son has above-average intelligence but lacks focus. What can the school and I do to help him?
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5. My son is a first-grader and having problems in school. Is he LD or ADHD?
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6. Do children with ADHD generally have more trouble with fine motor skills or could writing difficulties be linked to a learning disability?
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7. How do we figure out if my eight-year-old has ADD, ADHD, or OCD? How do we get her help with math that she will understand?
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