My daughter,5, has had some (A LOT) of the symptoms for as long as I can remember. She has been diagnosed with ADHD and a tic disorder, but I always felt like there was something a little more "off" with her (for lack of a better term).
From the books I have read, I am 95% sure she has some sort of problem processing information. We are in the mist of getting an OT appointment to be diagnosed. I have to say, I'm a little nervous that there won't be much that anyone can do. My biggest fear (being a 5th grade teacher) is that my child will be the one that gets on everyone's nerves, and she'll have trouble keeping the friends she needs to support her during middle school (kids are so accepting at an early age, but after a while they get tired of being so accepting). I know that I am jumping the gun, but I see so many parents wait until 5th grade to come to terms with their child needing help that it hurts the child.
On the child's side, I see so many kids who don't get the help and understanding that they need early, that by the time they are in 5th grade, all the other kids ignore them b/c the one child gets on their nerves and acts inappropriately and immature. Not sure what I'm looking for here.....any advice would be welcomed.