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Posted by Troll on February 14, 2000 at 01:06:28:

In Reply to: my son has some symptoms posted by jessica on January 16, 2000 at 01:55:53:

: my son is 5 and a half. he has had symtoms of add but now that hes older the hyper non stop crazyness has turned into a 2 year old speech capability and sensory problems and he cant put his word in order. he does everything backword or wrong. instead of saying "and" hell say "the" and viceversa. he can say words if you ask him to pronounce them slowly but minutes later hell go back to before. instead of saying car hell say har. im up in the air i dont know what to do. he is still extremely hyper and hell do the strangst things, like stick his head in the toilet for fun or writr abc's 123's from the bottom of his walls to the ceiling. he stills cany from the stores in his pockets and i just dont know what to do.

At this point I don't think that he's probably developed enough to be able to determine that there's a problem that he won't outgrow within the next couple of years. If he was a little older - like say, seven, then I would
have him checked out. For right now I'd just take note of what he's doing. My kids are ADD, and they have always been this way, but many of the speech problems and strangenesses that my 6 year-old once had have disappeared with age and with attending school.

If this continues, then I would suspect maybe a hyperactivity problem and possibly a learning disability. Any major differences should start to become apparent once he has attended school for a year - the teacher would be a good person to ask since she is used to seeing children of his same age and can compare his behavior with the others in his class.

Best wishes!

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