In the past, when speaking with parents of children with ADHD, many said they knew something was different about their child long before he or she was diagnosed with ADHD. Some mothers told me their child with ADHD was much more active in the womb than their children without ADHD.
My son was not diagnosed with ADHD until he was in middle school, but even so, I had taken him to the doctor at the age of two asking about hyperactivity. I knew, even if the doctors didn't agree with me.
My question this week is: When, as a parent, did you feel your child should be evaluated for ADHD?
For more information:
ADHD in Children: Birth Through 12 Months
ADHD in Toddlers
ADHD in Preschool
ADHD in Early Elementary Age Children
ADHD in Elementary School
ADHD in Middle School
As always, I look forward to hearing your responses.
Published On: January 19, 2010