Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Symptoms of adhd hyperactive, autism, speech delay, poor sensory

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex mental health disorder that can affect your child's success at school and their relationships. Some of us will just know the health symdrome as HYPERACTIVE.

How to detect ADHD signs/ symptoms in a child?
When you child disturbs other people when they’re talking. They may have trouble waiting their turn for classroom activities or when playing games with other children.hard to control their emotions, temper tantrumsChildren with ADHD often can't sit still. They may try to get up and run around, fidget, or squirm in their chair when forced to sit.short span of attention or interest - for example, the child may show interest in lots of different things, but they may have problems finishing them.difficulty in following instructions that require planning or executing a plan.lack of focus, trouble in paying attentionstare into space, daydream

Early signs of autism in babies and toddlers

  • Doesn’t make eye contact (e.g. look at you when being fed)
  • Doesn't smile when smiled at
  • Doesn't respond to his or her name, or to the sound of a familiar voice
  • Doesn’t follow objects visually
  • Doesn't point or wave goodbye, or use other gestures to communicate
  • Doesn’t follow the gesture when you point things out
  • Doesn’t make noises to get your attention
  • Doesn’t initiate or respond to cuddling
  • Doesn’t imitate your movements and facial expressions
  • Doesn’t reach out to be picked up
  • Doesn’t play with other people or share interest and enjoyment
  • Doesn’t ask for help or make other basic requests

Speech Delay Signs:

  • By 12 months:
Doesn't say "mama" or "dada"Doesn't use gestures such as waving, shaking her head, or pointingDoesn't practice using at least a couple of consonants (like p or b, for example)Doesn't understand and respond to words such as "no" and "bye-bye"Isn't pointing out things of interest such as a bird or airplane overheadDoesn't say single words by 15 monthsDoesn't babble as if talking

  • By 18 months:
Doesn't point to at least one body part when askedIsn't somehow communicating to you when she needs help with something or pointing to what she wantsDoesn't say at least 6 words

  • Between 19 and 24 months:
  1. Doesn't have a rapidly growing vocabulary (about one new word a week)By 24 months:
  2. Doesn't respond to simple directions
  3. Doesn't pretend with her dolls or herself (like brushing her hair or feeding her doll)
  4. Doesn't imitate the actions or words of others
  5. Can't point to named pictures in a bookCan't join two words together
  6. Doesn't know the function of common household objects (like a toothbrush or fork)

*I gonna stop the information at 2 years old, because I feel that by 2 years old, you should know if the symptoms exist in your child.

Seek your child’s pediatrician, if your child:

  • By 6 months: No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions
  • By 9 months: No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles, or other facial expressions
  • By 12 months: Lack of response to name
  • By 12 months: No babbling or “baby talk”
  • By 12 months: No back-and-forth gestures, such as pointing, showing, reaching, or waving
  • By 16 months: No spoken words
  • By 24 months: No meaningful two-word phrases that don’t involve imitating or repeating

Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.

SPD Symptom Checklist For Infants and Toddlers
  • __ Resists being held or cuddled
  • __ Cries and/or arches back when people try to hold him/her
  • __ Distressed by diaper changes
  • __ Distressed by baths and/or water splashing on him/her
  • __ Doesn't fall into a predictable sleep/wake pattern or cycle
  • __ Cries excessively throughout the day (more than a half hour or hour at a time)
  • __ Doesn't smile often, appears “sad” or “uncomfortable” much of the time
  • __ Has distinct preferences for adults of certain energy levels or voices (i.e., intonation, loudness, high pitched, low pitched, etc.)
  • __ Avoids eye contact, has difficulty focusing on objects or following them with eyes
  • __ Distressed when moved suddenly or whole body and/or head is tipped
  • __ Distressed by rocking motions
  • __ Distressed when moving in space (i.e., swinging around, bouncing up and down, or being “thrown” up in the air)
  • __ Doesn't appear to respond to name or familiar voice
  • __ Can't seem to calm baby down no matter what you try (or there is only ONE thing that does, i.e., a car ride)
  • __ Difficulty breastfeeding
  • __ Difficulty with sucking, chewing, or swallowing
  • __ Doesn't tolerate new foods well
  • __ Gags or vomits from textured foods or on variety of different foods (very limited diet for age)
  • __ Does not seem to sense when diaper is wet or dirty
  • __ Cries inconsolably until a wet or dirty diaper is changed
  • __ Prefers to be without clothing
  • __ Severe separation anxiety
  • __ Tantrums many times a day
  • __ Distressed by sunlight or bright lights
  • __ Distressed in public places, especially if crowded or noisy
  • __ Doesn't enjoy regular interactive movement games, i.e., peek-a-boo, pat-a-cake, etc.
  • __ Doesn't notice new toys/novel toys and/or resists playing with them
  • __ Only uses one hand to manipulate and explore toys and/or can't switch from hand to hand
  • __ Unable to bang toys together or clap hands (at appropriate age)
  • __ Keeps hands fisted and closed most of the time
  • __ Distressed by dirty hands or face
  • __ Cries inconsolably when left with strangers or less familiar people
  • __ Significantly late to talk, walk, gesture, smile, hold bottle, sleep through the night, manipulate/play with toys, etc.
  • __ Major difficulties transitioning to solid foods and/or rice cereal after bottle or breast fed
  • __ Can not hold onto or use objects or utensils well for age
  • __ Regularly avoids certain foods, food categories, consistencies, temperatures of food, eliminates whole food groups, etc.
  • __ Difficulties with excessive reflux or allergies to foods and/or formulas
  • __ Doesn't seem to notice sounds others do
  • __ Frequent ear infections
  • __ Sensitive to sounds others don't seem to be bothered by
  • __ Difficult to engage; is an observer, doesn't interact with peers or adults
  • __ Apprehensive and/or distressed by playground equipment
  • __ Distressed by baby swings, jolly jumpers, wagon/stroller rides, car rides, etc.
  • __ Avoids putting toys in mouth, exploring them with her mouth
  • __ Baby gags or vomits when objects are placed in his mouth
  • __ Beyond teething stage, always has something in his/her mouth, or chewing on clothes, hands, fingers
  • __ Avoids categories of toys, i.e., vibrating, stuffed animals, rough textured toys, slippery/slimy toys, brightly colored objects, etc.
  • __ Appears overwhelmed, cries, or falls asleep when over stimulated
  • __ Refuses/distressed by certain positions, i.e., being on tummy, on back, sitting, etc.
  • __ Stays in one position and becomes uncomfortable when moving to another; if moving on own has significant difficulty transitioning to another position (hard to do, awkward)
  • __ You find you are always trying to be one step ahead of baby; trying to control his environment and “warning” people what to do/not to do so baby is comfortable
  • __ Difficulty staying asleep for more than 30 minutes at a time, or wakes up frequently throughout the night, unable to soothe himself back to sleep
  • __ Seems to get too much sleep, very short time when he is alert, playing, responding, and interacting
  • __ Has significant difficulty waking up
  • __ Needs a particular sound to stay asleep, i.e., fan, nature tape, white noise, music, etc.
  • __ Will not sleep if there is any noise
  • __ Wakes with the sun
  • __ Can not fall asleep anywhere but home, in familiar environment
  • __ Needs excessive help to fall asleep...rocking, bouncing, singing, rubbing back, etc. for long periods of time
  • __ Uncomfortable if not swaddled tightly; or, if older, needs heavy blankets, stuffed animals, or tighter pajamas for weight and pressure on them to fall asleep well
  • __ Able to switch moods effectively and relatively quickly... easily distracted if upset, “gets over it” within a reasonable amount of time, a favorite toy/face/sound will soothe him/her
  • __ Excessively attached to a pacifier
  • __ Never attached to any comfort object, i.e., blanket, stuffed animal, rubbing something, pacifier, thumb, etc.
  • __ Doesn't reach for or hold toys (especially textured toys) at appropriate age
  • __ Closes hand if toy coming near it, or drops it immediately if placed in hand
  • __ When begins to walk, walks on tip toes only, will not put bare feet on ground/floor
  • __ Distressed by textured materials under themselves
  • __ Appears distressed by movement; i.e., a startled response, arches back, frightened look in eyes, etc.
  • __ Does not crawl before walks (or limited/different type of crawl)
  • __ Craves movement, distressed if not moving, being swung, rocking, bouncing, rocks self constantly
  • __ Does not play reciprocally with caregivers or familiar people
  • __ Frequently engages in repetitive, non-purposeful play with one or two objects
  • __ Can not switch activities or participate in daily routines without distress when transitioning from one to another
  • __ Baby is not understood using language, cues, gestures, etc. and becomes frustrated frequently
  • __ Frequent head banging, hitting, biting, pinching, or hurting self or others
  • __ Breaks toys frequently
  • __ Unable to be gentle with animals
  • __ Appears uncoordinated, frequently bumps into things
  • __ Can not focus attention on play, caregiver, or toy long enough to interact (for age level)
  • __ Wanders around aimlessly or engages in non-purposeful activities in excess, i.e., spinning, rocking, staring at certain objects, etc... not interested in play or doesn't use objects for purposeful play.


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