fithgradest... asks:

My third grade son what does he have?

                   My son timmithy wont stay on one think, first to his ABCs to playing baseball then homework then finishing his abcs to watching tv, then hijklmnop.....etc.
                     I know he has something i want to know what it is.
                          as a responssible  36 year old 3 rd grade teacher i have never seen any thing like it, please send me make what he got and some info.
In Topics: Learning disabilities
> 60 days ago


Answers (1)

aqblickley writes:
Hi there,

It sounds like your son is having trouble staying focused and keeping his attention on the task at hand.

While I cannot diagnose your son, you may want to talk to your child's teacher about his or her thoughts. Since your child spends the majority of his day with that teacher, that person may have more insight into the issue - as well as some possible solutions.

It may be that your child is having trouble sustaining his attention on homework after he comes home from school. Try giving him a break, and letting him get some of his energy out after school. After he has some playtime, then ask him to do his homework, in a clean, well-lit and distraction-free environment (without TV or music).

If you're still finding that he's having trouble staying focused, even after spending some time with his teacher, then you may want to seek an evaluation from a professional. To get him evaluated for a ADD/ADHD, start by visiting a pediatrician or family doctor.

I'm including a link below to an article about attention problems.

Hope this helps, and good luck!

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