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Advice please. 8yr old getting in trouble at school for talking excessively&distracting others. Any advice on how to handle this? Myefforts=modchange
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Very tough
There should be a joint effort with you, the teachers and a health care provider if needed.
Adhd and simple behavior problems are not necessarily the same thing. Get a good team around your child to truly check your options.

In brief: Very tough
There should be a joint effort with you, the teachers and a health care provider if needed.
Adhd and simple behavior problems are not necessarily the same thing. Get a good team around your child to truly check your options.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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Dr. Martin Raff
It may be that they are simply bored with the classwork and looking for something else to do. Constructive conversation may lead to better understanding of the problem, and positive feedback for improvement may also aid in resolving this issue.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Start by asking his
pediatrician if (s)he evaluates for ADHD using Vanderbilt or other parent & teacher questionnaires or if (s)he refers to a child psychologist, child psychiatrist or developmental pediatrician.
Your child needs and deserves an accurate diagnosis to determine which of the possible causes of his behaviors is present in order to guide treatment.

In brief: Start by asking his
pediatrician if (s)he evaluates for ADHD using Vanderbilt or other parent & teacher questionnaires or if (s)he refers to a child psychologist, child psychiatrist or developmental pediatrician.
Your child needs and deserves an accurate diagnosis to determine which of the possible causes of his behaviors is present in order to guide treatment.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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