+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Diagnosing ADHD


    Can anyone advise me how to go about diagnosing ADHD?

    My DS1 is a very bright and active kid but we are finding he seems to have problem concentrating in school. I am not saying he has ADHD but just wondering if I want him to get some assessment to rule it out, how do I go about it. Do I see the GP for some referral?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Default Diagnosing ADHD

    Yes go to your gp and talk to them about the issues your having, ask for a referral to a paediatrician and/or a child psychologist . My gp did a blood test which I thought was a bit over the top but everything was normal and We were referred to a paed and got the diagnosis.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Mellybelly13 For This Useful Post:

    Mom2TwoDSs  (22-02-2013)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Yes, get a referral psychologist or a developmental peadiatrician.

    Not sure how it works with a psychologist but when DD#2 saw our developmental peadiatrician she had 3 x 1 hour appointments plus questionaires from us and her teachers before we got the diagnoses. That included a computerised test to check on the different types of concentration skills. We came out of that office after the 3rd appointment with a diagnoses but more importantly a better understanding of how she learns and the fact that she is a visual learner.

    We even took DD#3 to see him as well just to check since she is DD#2's twin and we had seen some issues at times. Found out she is also a visual learner and she does have concentration issues but not enough to be ADHD. I'm glad we did it even though it cost a fair bit and we can pass on the visual learner thing onto her teachers which will help her in school.
    Last edited by Dannielle; 22-02-2013 at 16:27.


Similar Threads

  1. Diagnosing PCOS
    By HowCrazyCool in forum Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 21-06-2012, 21:46
  2. I think my son has ADHD :(
    By CluckySC in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 25-05-2012, 09:42
  3. ADHD help please!
    By maddysmama in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 27-04-2012, 18:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

learn how you can become a reviewer!


forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
With so many gorgeous brands and styles for every season, our pyjamas, nighties, robes, sleepsuits and sleeping bags are lovely for lights out and perfect for lazy days. Get 10% off first order using code bubhub. Be quick offer ends 31/12/16.
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
The HuggleBib is not "just another" baby bib. Sure, your child may be a messy eater who gets more food ON them rather than IN them, so you dread cleaning after feeding times! Well the HuggleBib is THE best solution to help with all these daily tasks!

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!