How do you deal with the noises from Children with ADHD?

Stephanie - posted on 04/07/2011 ( 62 moms have responded )

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My child is 11 and first thing every morning he is making indian noises, singing crazy songs ( like Black Betty) lol, flicking his tongue like he is a lizard , etc etc... Those are just a few. I just wonder how everyone deals with all the noises in the mornings? I feel sometimes I am about to lose my sanity!

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Sunny From - posted on 12/27/2012

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My son is 10 years old and he is part indian as well. He hollars and howls like I would imagine an excited indian getting ready to go to battle. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6 years old. I moved him around several schools prior to make sure he was the one with the issue since many educators are quick to diagnose children with needing to be medicated. He is on Concerta 27mg and has had only one increase since he began taking his meds. Like many of our kids, he is very smart when focused and can learn anything. My son is all out excited when he doesn't take his medicine and I am okay with that. I figure if he isn't a safety concern to himself or others and he isn't in school, I don't make him take his medicine. But trust me...when he is home on the weekends and doesn't take his medication he drives me nuts with hiw howling sounds. I sometimes find myself wanting to howl also when I get excited...kind of rubbing off on me. My son's ability to learn is greatlly improved by his medicine and that is why I decided that he needed some help. My advise to any parent who thinks they might have a child with ADHD is, if your child is unable to learn at school then he needs help. From my own experience, my son is able to learn and follow instructions when taking his medicine...he isn't perfect but it gets the job done. Good Luck to all parents out there with an ADHD child, it isn't easy admitting your child is different but, you don't help him/her by denying them help in order to "Learn" which is all they will have to rely on when they grow up.

Rosemary - posted on 01/12/2014

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My son is 10 and makes bird noises and squeals and it is very hard to deal with. He is not add but has been diagnosed at 3 years old ,with sensory integration disorder. I believe it is a release and feels good to them . He doesn't do it at school ( thank goodness) but cannot contain it at home ... Ugh!!! I have found it helps to give him oral stimuli by giving him yogurt thru a straw chewy and crunchy foods ,loves chewing ice ,gum, etc. this all helps but most of the time I just say please do that in your room with the door shut ,mommy needs quiet rt now . I know it is hard and it really helps to know other moms are dealing with this too. The book The sensational child has fun gives activities for kids with sensory issues and let's face it we all need helpful ideas!! Thanks for sharing moms!!

Dana - posted on 09/22/2013

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All of you are not alone! I have a 7 year old who makes all types of noises. What I do to limit the noises is front load him with information. If bed times at 9, I'll let him know 10 mins before and then 5 until it's time to go. I sometimes have him look at the clock with me and sort of have fun with it. This usually helps him with the stomping and throwing his hands down by his side having them balled up storming out angry. It can be frustrating but I know deep down inside that he can't really control it. He's very smart and can read and write really good. People say he's different but I say he's unique. I love my minime :-)

Colette - posted on 11/26/2012

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Thank you for validating that for me! lol I often feel like there is something wrong with me especially when my co-workers laugh when I grumble at..."have a nice weekend!" I'll have a nice weekend when this man-child turns 18 and I force him to go away to school! This all depending of course on whether or not I'm still alive in 7-8 years when he is ready for college. :)



There are things I love...I love that he is super artistic and literally will spend hours drawing but when not drawing, I could do without the constant chatter about sharks and dinosaur facts. Seriously, this child would watch the Discovery Channel and National Geographic 24 hours a day if permitted!



I've found he is far less aggressive with the absence of video games, which used to be a great babysitter, but over time seemed to trigger unnecessary behavior.



Sorry my post is so long.

Sophia - posted on 05/04/2014

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THANK YOU!!!! I just needed to see/feel/know, that we are not alone in this! God do we suffer with the hurricane in the morning destroying our livin-eating-tv-room!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

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Celina - posted on 07/03/2014

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I can truly related to everyone's experience with their ADHD children making weird noises. My daughter is 9 and diagnosed with ADHD last October. My daughter squeeled, chirped and meow'd like a cat alot of time time not to mention singing and even worse around when people were talking. After being diagnosed last October, I decided to take a different approach, after all where was ADHD when I was growing up in the 70's? I never heard of it until about 10 years ago myself. I decided to take the healthy food approach and yes, changed the foods she ate. The first most important thing I changed was the avoidance of dyes.

I came accross: feingold.org which explains it all but I will say that now after 8 months I have seen a dramatic change in behavior, weird noises and compulsiveness. She can carry a conversation now without sounding like a 2 year old. This process takes time to see the results. I am still making small changes as time goes since I did not want to cold turkey change too much at once. It doesn't happen over night, but worth a try! Good Luck and I hope this helps someone.

Joya - posted on 05/16/2014

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My son is 8, and is just like this. Noises, noises, noises. Singing, whatever. Not necessarily rhythmic - sometimes - and not the same one all the time. Every possible noise. We (me and the psychiatrists/ologists) are currently uncertain if it is just ADHD or if there is Tourettes as well. Those of you indicating Clonidine works make me lean toward considering Tourettes as well. Those of you indicating Adderall or Concerta work make me lean toward just ADHD.

I will let you know what they decide. Probably we will start with ADHD meds, and see what happens. We may then add or substitute Tourettes meds...

I hate being a guinea pig myself for this stuff (OCD, Tourettes and ADD here)... so I'm not looking forward to the transition week or so for my son ... but something needs to be done. He's lost his friends at school. And at home - sometimes it's better than others, but often the whole house - two parents, older brother, dogs - revolves around his behavior. And he doesn't seem O.D.D. about it. It's just like he can't stop. And telling him to stop tends to make it worse.

Tracy - posted on 04/09/2014

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So are you saying that taking the clonidine helped him with all the singing and noises through out the day?

Jamie - posted on 03/24/2014

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I have a 8 year old who does not sit still, stop talking and making these weird noises and hand motions. He just got a letter home from school saying he can't sit still and always talking when he shouldn't be. I don't know where to get started with any kind of testing to see if there a problem.

Catherine - posted on 02/18/2014

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my grandson has adhd makes noises and has ticks he is being tested for aspergers he has routine obsessed with his hair if he cant style it right he kicks off his pop idol he knows everything about them if anything changes with them he cant cope he kicks off if he doesnt like what he hears can reck his bedroom shouts swears and cant be calmed down he needs to be left till he does can go on for hours he is 11

Catherine - posted on 02/18/2014

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my grandson has adhd and getting tested for asperges reading these posts sound very like him but have noticed it is mostly boys that the posts are about do boys more than girls have adhd

Amanda - posted on 02/13/2014

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Hi, Colette and others! Just joined here, and am heartened to hear about other little noisemakers. Our guy is 7 and a half, was diagnosed as a sensory-seeker early on (adopted from Vietnam at age 14 months) as well as developmentally delayed. In a Montessori preschool and this year, first grade, but we had to take him out because of a horrible teacher but also because he was disruptive with his noises. They have changed, over the years, depending on his interests/obsessions: From chainsaws to construction vehicles to (now) high-pitched squeals of birds of prey (whose names he can tell you; there are many species) and jet planes (likewise; he can tell you the type of jet). We've never gotten an "official" ADHD diagnosis. I wound up sort of homeschooling him, all of January and now he's had only 2 2-hour sessions this month with the tutor we hired, due to illness on her part as well as the weather (snow days). He demands our attention so much. Is very bright (tested at nearly 5th grade level in general knowledge in humanities, social studies and sciences), but I sometimes wonder if he is high-functioning Aspergers as well... although he is very sociable. I am totally clueless about IEPs, etc., having had him in a private school until this year and now homeschooling/tutoring. He NEEDS to be around other children. Any help is so appreciated. Thanks so much!!

Colette - posted on 02/26/2013

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Yes I had a great deal of trouble or rather my 11 yr. old had a good deal of trouble. Tried Melatonin. It worked for a few months (3mg.), then he was taking Zyrtec for allergies at night and that would do the trick (.5mg) but then we were doing some experimenting with stimulants for the ADHD. Tried Intniv...it was not a good match...he would sleep for 16 plus hours if allowed. I'm a continued strong supporter of never waking a sleeping baby regardless of age and especially if ADHD is present ;D...sorry but you should know seizing the moment with silence is life saving! But alas, I could not let him sleep all day! Ummm, he is on Clonidine at night (.1 mg) and doing fantastic! Good luck to you!

Colette - posted on 02/26/2013

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Am I the only one who cracks up while reading some of these? I thank all of you who take the time to post on this board because you all bring so much laughter to our realities! I found this board through desperation as likely many do. From all of your comments, shared experiences and knowledge I find comfort when I most need it. :D

Oh by the way, I've been stuck at home for 6 days with my 11 yr. old boy ADHD'er, who has a stomach virus! Need I say more? Grrrrrrrrr

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Colette - posted on 02/26/2013

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WHAT??? Is right! I hate to say it and you probably know it that although we all likely would prefer someone else to make the decisions, you have to go with your gut and unless the person giving you advise is a professional, I personally suggest responding to family with this little blurb..." Thank you for your insight, I will look into it or take into consideration!"

As far as your Mother-in law's cousin, blah, blah, blah Um, teachers are not getting fired for making observations. Nobody but the Psychiatrist should be making any diagnosis! Did the shrink prescribe Clonidine in the morning? My son started off with one week of 1/2 pill at night to see if he could handle the after effects during the day. Once things looked good he increased to 1 pill 2 hours before bedtime and I have to say the change is is much improved at school and at home but he is also taking Vyvance in the morning.

Don't let other people tell you what is best for your child...he's your child and you know him best! They are depleting your self confidence as a Mother!

By the way 3 years post resident experience is a bit more then a bachelors in psych. Lol

I'm sorry but I just went back and read your original post and had a little chuckle this morning.

The only way a teach is getting fired in this day and age is to do something physical or causing physical harm to a student. Unless of course you gather factual evidence that cannot be explained as a mistake. Example: repeated failure to record timely homework submissions, scoring a science project low after the child received perfect marks from the outside professional judges, taking points off papers because the child writes in pencil as stipulated allowable in his IEP vs writing in pen...All one teacher who told me at the beginning of the year that no parent has ever forced him to follow anything and I was not going to either! THINK YOU MET YOUR MATCH...Mr. Science teacher! Mwahahaha...one way or an other!

I have to re-read your post, I don't want to overstep boundaries.

PLTKY - posted on 02/26/2013

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Colette,
Thank you for your reply. I am so sorry about your husband passing & cannot imagine how hard & different it must be for you & your son. I pray that you all will get through things together.
My last post was on 12/11/12, so I have an update for anyone interested: My husband went with me to Paul's appointment on 2/21/13 & the diagnosis was a bit of a surprise: ADHD, Tourette's, & anxiety! She said ADHD & anxiety can be genetic/hereditary.
I brought along all the paperwork I thought that they might need - report cards, awards, notes from teacher's about his behavior, previous assessments filled out by his teachers from 1st & 2nd grade that were sent from the original testing place we took him to. He was seen by an intern first & then the doctor with the intern. The doctor is a neurologist that specializes in children & has been practicing for three years (I looked the doctor up on the internet). Paul was given a neurological exam by both - his eyes, ears, motor function (muscle strength vs. resistance), reflexes, balance/coordination/gait. We were also asked about his diet, specifically sugar intake. (I have a friend that is an advocate for a gluten-free diet & may try that out, although that was never mentioned to us at the appointment.)
We were told that he was a "classic textbook case". Also told that we should go through Paul's pediatrician & schedule an appointment with a child psychologist for the anxiety! He was prescribed a medication called Clonidine HCL 0.1 mg tablet. He is to take 1/4 of a tablet, two times a day for 30 days. The main warnings listed on the bottle are drowsiness & dizziness. We were told to start him on it over the weekend to see initially how he does before giving it to him on a school day. We went to his pediatrician the same day & I asked them to make copies of his prescription & of the diagnosis to put in his file. I have to look up child psychologists myself to see who accepts Paul's' insurance & then present a list to the pediatrician & then we pick one from there.
About the medication over the weekend: Paul said he felt dizzy & yes, it "toned him down". His first day on it for school was 2/25/13 & although I had my reservations about giving it in the morning, I did & worried about him all day. When I got home from work, I asked how his day was & he said fine, but that he felt a little dizzy. We all went out to run some errands go out to eat. He fell asleep in the truck. While at the restaurant, in the middle of dinner, he said he needed to go to the bathroom, he had a bowel movement & then threw up. Of course, my husband & I talked about it, & he said he didn't like the medication & that Paul needs to be off of it. The doctor told us that finding the right medication that works for him may be a trial & error thing. I'm thinking that 3 days of it isn't much of a time frame to judge. I'm also thinking that a second opinion (I know, more time waiting for that appointment) would not be a bad idea. Husband & father-in-law both think that doctor's experience of three years isn't enough to make a judgement on Paul. Also, my mother-in-law called a retired school teacher cousin & told her about Paul. She said that said teachers are forbidden to tell this or they will be fired: the school systems get government aid for every diagnosis of ADHD, that there's a quota that must be met.... WHAT????!!!

Stephanie - posted on 01/04/2013

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Yes! My son can't go to sleep easily at all. He just says he isn't tired.

Nicki - posted on 01/04/2013

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This is an old feed but thought I'd contribute anyway! I am so pleased to read that we are not alone! My 12 year old son has phrases and noises and change every four weeks or so! At the moment it is a high pitched squealing noise which is driving us all mad! Other times the noises rub off on the rest of the family and we all join in! He says he does not know he is doing it but sometimes that is very difficult to believe although we know it is true. Have thought about the meds early idea before - think I will give it a try. Does anyone else experience difficulty in their children getting off to sleep?

Stephanie - posted on 12/23/2012

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Oh my son loves any farting noise as well.. Good to know its not just my son :)

Lance - posted on 12/23/2012

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Our son is seven and has just recently started with farting sounds at home using his arm over his mouth. We have to put him in check but its like he forgot what he was told the day before. We will think we've lost our sanity many more times after this, be consistent in your correction of his behavior whatever it may be. He will still love you forever after this.

Colette - posted on 12/21/2012

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PLTKY...Hahahaha, I don't think I should really post my thoughts on your husband! Nobody knows your child better then you. It takes time for the Dad sometimes to accept difference in their children and I know plenty of people with BS/BA in Psych, but that doesn't make him an expert. If you feel something is not quite right then you are probably correct.

I had a similar circumstance with a Step-Dad to my son, who felt that my son was lacking because he's not interested in sports for God sakes! As if sports makes the boy a boy! It took a couple of years, and several Parent/Teacher conferences to convince him that I was not imagining things. Then he got on board 110% and it took so much burden off me and really gave my son the best memories of the person he called Daddy. Unfortunately and very sadly, we lost him last year when he passed away in his sleep after suffering a heart attack at 56! It has been absolute hell trying to carrying on without him. He brought to the situation many attributes I don't have. He brought patience and extreme organization and although I used to complain about the organization being over the top, it was exactly what my son needed.

I feel bad for you that your husband is not on board with you. It is hard enough dealing with the intricacies of ADHD, let alone dealing with it by yourself in a 2 parent household. I would suggest counseling for all involved and I would suggest you find a group in your area CHADD to get some support for yourself, if you can't get it at home.

I smoked too during pregnancy but don't blame myself for my child's ADHD although I'm fairly certain I have some form of it but you know what...none of that matters because it is what it is and forgive me if you are not a believer, but this is what your creator chose for you and I'm quite certain there is a reason having to do more with your evolution vs. the fact that your child had this affliction. This is making you a better individual. You are learning your strengths through this process and if God didn't think you could handle it, he wouldn't have given it.

Hang in there! There are so many of us around to lend an ear or supportive cyber hug. :D

PLTKY - posted on 12/11/2012

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Today has been full of happenings. The nurse from the pediatrician's office called back today & said she had made an appointment for Paul at our local university's medical center (yeah!) - this is exactly where I hoped the doctor would refer us to. Unfortunately, the appointment is not until the 21st of February. I thanked her, of course, but also expressed my dismay at how long of a wait it was, she said that that was normal, that it was hard to get in to see these types of doctors & that it was extremely rare to get an appointment right away. Okay, so I jotted down all the info & called myself to see if there was a chance to get the appointment earlier. The best they could do is to put us on a waiting list to be called if someone cancels their appointment. I talked with Paul about it & we both feel better just by getting the ball rolling!



Also went to Paul's Boy Scout pack's Christmas party tonight & spoke with two of his teachers (former 2nd grade & a substitute) amazingly enough, I just found out tonight that the sub's oldest son has ADHD too! Is there something in the water here???!!! So now we are up to three of Paul's teachers that have children of their own with ADHD... wow! All three ladies sing the praises of the medications & how much of a difference they have made in their son's lives.



Well, the little ray of sunshine was short-lived - tried talking (yet again) to hubby about the situation & let's say it didn't go well. He's basically humoring me by "allowing" Paul to go to this appointment, that he does not think there's anything wrong with Paul, that he's just a little boy whose mother lets him get away with things... like all he has to do is pucker up & tear up & I won't make him do ... whatever it is. Here's a conflict....He thinks that if Paul does turn out to have "something" wrong with him, that I'm most definitely "this way" & he gets it from me, so it would be my fault & probably because I smoked some cigarettes when I was pregnant. Oh yes, keep in mind that hubby has a BS in Psychology, but acts like he knows everything, which is really grating on my nerves. He brought up that I wasn't as good of a student as he was & that "Paul's only chance is him". Any thoughts???

Stephanie - posted on 12/11/2012

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The excessive Time on homework is part of the ADHD they can't focus and then get frustrated so know you are not alone there!! Along with asking him to do something , it kills them. I try and keep it short and simple. Yes you are right I have learned to pick my battles as well! ADHD is a live and learn type of diagnosis.

We have good days and then we have horrible cry it out days, crying more than happy but we will survive! :) hope you get some help and can't wait to hear!

PLTKY - posted on 12/11/2012

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Ok - focusing on the actual question now, sorry folks! Perhaps my hubby is right... maybe I'm ADD/ADHD as well. Sure would explain a lot, LOL!

I deal with Paul's noises just fine some days, other days, not so well. I try to redirect Paul into doing something else, especially in another room just for a change of scenery & a break (for me) from the noise. For example, on Sunday I had him helping me fold laundry..... oh my goodness, I was not prepared for how the situation turned from him being a little frustrated to extreme frustration with tears & WAILING that got so loud that he woke my hubby who was asleep in the basement! When hubby came upstairs to find out what was going on, Paul had his say first (of course). I then held up a pair of white crew socks & told him all I was trying to get him to do was to pair them up by stretching one cuff over the other.

How is it that my 8 year old son can build the most elaborate things with tiny Legos, but has difficulty with sock pairing? (Shoe tying was difficult as well!) From now on, we'll just fold them flat or stuff them in the drawer. Pick & choose your "battles", right?

I had a good cry later that night because it was a real defining moment for me... no more wasted time (like with the first place that were supposed to be "evaluating" him). He needs more help than hubby & I & school can give. I could just kick myself for letting time go by & not doing more sooner. Hubby has been in denial about the possibility of ADHD (or other diagnosis) & I feel like a bad mom for going along with his "plan". True, his scores/grades have improved, but the behavior, the "ticks", the noises are not stopping, they are getting worse!

The school system has gotten better in general with educating the regular teachers & that there are special allowances that they will make for a child with some special needs like Paul (like a quiet place to take a test). I just don't want to do him a disservice by not exploring all the avenues to get a proper diagnosis & proper treatment. Sure, I'd prefer he not be on meds, but if that's what is going to help him, then he should have it.

As soon as his pediatrician's office opened, I called. Waiting on a call back at this point. A new testing place, here we come!

Forgot to include that Paul also: says "nothing" when you ask what he's said. He will tell you that he is playing or talking to himself (at least he's honest).

Yes, we spend an inordinate amount of time trying to get homework done that should not take longer than 15 minutes (usually) at the most. He responds really well to having what he calls "Me" time after he gets home from school & he's allowed to watch tv, have a snack or play his Nintendo. I usually give him an hour then it's onto homework.

He does spend a lot of time drawing mainly Transformers, which he delights in showing me & he does love to tell you about the latest modification he's made... & you may as well sit down for it, LOL!!!

Jennie - posted on 12/09/2012

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My son was recently diagonsed with ADHD and it is his 3rd day on Adderall... big change in his attitude, focus, and listening ears. Anyway, when he's not on the meds he makes this high pitched squeal and a whooo noise. He used to bark like a dog before our ex roommate yelled at him so bad it scared him.(Hence one of the reasons why he's an ex roommate.) I just kinda tune it out... but when it gets really bad we do ask him to go into his room. He also has this tic that the doctor says not to worry about, when he gets really concentrating he has a habit of sticking his tongue out, I think it's kinda cute but it bugs the heck outta some other family and they are constantly telling him to put it in his mouth when he dosen't even realize he's doing it, and then it distracts him from his task he was doing. That frustrates me. Only thing we have to get better at is taking the meds... he hates taking them.

Trish - posted on 12/06/2012

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Oh my gosh, I'm SO glad I checked these posts today!!! I seriously thought my son was the only one who does this. I love my guy (10 yrs old, Asperger's, ADHD) but I swear he makes me (and the rest of the family) crazy on a constant basis with the quirky noises and movements!!!

PLTKY - posted on 12/06/2012

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Oh... I am so glad to have found this site!!! I have read most of your posts! I would like to share some information & hopefully get some responses. This will probably be a very long post. I have often been at wit's end with my only child, Paul, who is 8 now & in the 3rd grade.

My husband & I thought/think our son was/is a very bright child (of course) as well as polite & respectful. His kindergarten teacher sent way more notes home about his behavior than we thought were warranted. Paul told us he didn't like her, that she yelled, was mean to him & some of the other students. We had had three parent/teacher conferences with her, & spoke to the principal. We found out later that there were other parents that were just as "put-off" by her behavior towards them & their children. One family pulled their child out of her class because the principal refused to put their child in another classroom. This teacher wanted to hold him back, we were shocked & said no. She said he was immature, he interrupted when someone else was talking, that he fell out of his chair on a continual basis (trying to be funny), that he would not stay on task & should know how to act in the classroom... I would like to think that I am perfectly capable of being unbiased - I know how my child acted as I worked at two of the daycares he attended & was his teacher for several months. I was never told nor witnessed any behavior out of him that I would consider as anything but being a little child.

During a parent/teacher conference, his 1st grade teacher was the first person to speak to my husband & I about the possibility of him being ADHD. I had thought of the possibility, but had pushed it back, thinking, no.... I have to have more to go on, more "proof". The more she talked & described what she saw going on with Paul, the realization started sinking in. We talked about behavior, I asked he if she saw him do his "dinosaur" routine & she said yes, on the playground. She said it's not his fault - he can't always control himself because he lacks the ability to do so - the interrupting, squirming around in his chair, the lack of concentration. He would get upset at tasks that required him to concentrate & would say that he needed to go to the bathroom. The bathroom trips would take an inordinate amount of time & we figured out that it was a combination of sometimes really having to go, but also he was using it as an excuse to get away for a bit. This teacher stated that she wasn't supposed to be talking about this with us, that it could cause her to lose her job. She said, "I'm not a doctor, but I want the best for your son, just like you do, & I promise you, he is ADHD." Why was she so sure? How could she know anything really? She went on to tell us that her son has ADHD & that she had done a lot of research on it. She said her son was on medication (she would give it to him for school days, but not on the weekends) & that you could really tell the difference when he was off of it. She discussed his test scores & that he was below the level he should be at in the subject of math (his hardest subject) and reading. I knew my husband wouldn't accept this information or her opinion as he just sat silently by me. After we left, he said he was of the opinion that Paul was "just stubborn", that I didn't work with him enough on schoolwork, that "we were going to try it his way". Also, that he had a cousin that was diagnosed with it & that "they gave him medication that turned him into a zombie". He told his parents about it & they were of the same opinion about the meds. We did work extra hard with Paul, through the tears & complaints & were able to get him passed to 2nd grade.

Thankfully, his 2nd grade teacher knew about ADHD also... because... her oldest son was diagnosed with it as well. What are the odds of that? She talked at length with us as well - her son's main odd behavior is humming. Both 1st & 2nd grade teachers told us about the two different places they had their sons tested at. Finally, my husband said okay, we'll take him, which was great, but I told him that I was taking Paul regardless of what he thought. We chose the place that the 2nd grade teacher told us about. After 3 months of visits with a counselor that played games with him & still no diagnosis, we quit taking him. By 2nd grade, Paul had developed a "tick" (because I don't know what else to call it) of rapidly blinking his eyes. I asked his ophthalmologist about it & she said not to bring it up to him anymore, he'd most likely "outgrow" it. I haven't noticed it since early summer. His other behaviors that have continued are: interrupting others when they are speaking, loudly clearing his throat (he does sometimes have allergies with a lot of drainage), clapping his hands for no apparent reason, spanking his own bottom, making "Ooohh, ohhhhh" sounds, holding his arms at waist level & shaking his wrist/hands, talking to himself. The worst one is when we are in public, like a grocery store & he is in the middle of the aisle spinning around & dancing & totally oblivious that he's about to run into someone (have to keep an eye on him all the time). He sings whatever song gets stuck in his head repeatedly. I can show & tell him to do something, make sure he has heard me, ask him to repeat what I just said, come back later to see if he has done it & he usually has not... even if it something as simple as laying pajamas right beside him & telling him to put them on. I have to get him started early on anything/everything whether it's homework, a bath, picking up after himself, etc. just so I have time to help him get everything accomplished if needed & still TRY to get things done myself, lol!!! If I ask him why he does any of these things, or if he knows he's doing them, he says he doesn't know. A couple of weeks ago he asked me to take him to his pediatrician, when I asked him why, he said, "I think there's something wrong with my head."

Have any of your children asked you if you thought they were weird? Paul asked me that when he was in 1st grade, again in 2nd grade, but hasn't mentioned it for this year. I always ask, "Why do you say that?" He usually has a story for me & I have to ask the right questions to get a clearer picture of the events - which usually involve him doing something odd & another child telling him that's he's weird. I told him to respond to the comments with, "I'm not weird, I'm unique!" Bless all their little hearts... they do march to their own beat! I am going to make an appointment this week for him to go to the other place recommended by his 1st grade teacher & hopefully have some better, more timely information.

Mandy - posted on 11/27/2012

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i have the same problem with my son he is 15 but emotionally 3 and half he is constantly making noises and very hyperactive doesnt seem to stop and even with warnings they dont matter its driving me mad as its constant all day everyday and the school and phycarist say your be fine just stay strong and i think wow you dont live with it lol x

Stephanie - posted on 11/26/2012

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Lol! I can relate about going back to school! Lol sometimes the wknds are to long lol

Colette - posted on 11/26/2012

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Thank you for the laughter and the tears. Glad to hear I'm not alone...not that I really thought I was, but at least I now know that I am not completely insane, yet!



I have an 11 year old noise maker as well. It used to be Godzilla noises and still is sometimes, then changed to dinosaur noises although these have subsided as well with time but every once in a while they pop out! He used to also walk like a dinosaur along with making the noises. Presently, he has developed a sort of tick, I suppose. He is constantly making the action of cracking his neck though I don't think he is actually achieving this result. Anyway, while doing so, he opens his mouth really wide as if cracking his jaw or suppressing a yawn, unsuccessfully. Both are annoying as he does this mid-sentence during his often one sided conversations.



He constantly is making some sort of sound whether verbally or physically.



I'm going to try giving the meds. in the morning and letting him sleep a bit more, if only to see if there are favorable results.



Thank you ladies for sharing your insanity. It's such a relief when hearing others are experiencing similar experiences.



Oh and the noises last all day long in our home. I couldn't wait to get back to work after the Thanksgiving holiday...am not looking forward to Christmas vacation!

Amanda - posted on 09/21/2012

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just got to say that no matter how many times we tell him to lever the dog alone he just carries on

Amanda - posted on 09/21/2012

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Do you think that my son as adhd because he his always running ,jumping, clapping ,kicking out at his older sister and totally want to play on the wee from the time he get up to the time we say that he must come off it. And then he kicks off screaming and crying.He as always want to talk above everybody else and never listens to my husband or myself he his always up and down after we put him to bed never have any time to are self

Ernie - posted on 09/12/2012

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I'm 23 and I still make noises -_- lol I'm going to talk to a doctor because I think I might have adhd. Thank you everyone for sharing.

Sarah - posted on 08/08/2012

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I have an 8 year old daughter that started that when she was 5 yrs old. So it took me years of testing she has ADHD an they started her on concerta an she does really well with it. It's after school is when I know the problem will be . I spent hours with her doing homework that should take 5 mins. I know it's very frustrating but try to stay patient. Also something that may help is a group that teaches you about the ADHD an how to handle has helped me a lot. Because you may not think about it but the way you approach an ADHD child has a lot to do with the way they respond. Just a food for though, hope I helped a little. ;)

Vicki - posted on 08/08/2012

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My 6 year old talks to herself all the time, but when you ask her what she said, she always says "nothing"...she sings or talks from the moment she gets up until she is in bed, in fact this is how I know she has finally fell asleep....

Lorrie - posted on 04/03/2012

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It's so nice to know that i'am not alone our son is 11 and he is constantly making noisy we know he can't help it drives my other son crazy it sets him off sometimes he has his own issues to deal with ADHD, Odd , Sesory. It also drives my husband nuts sometimes. The natural homeremedy helps to some extent.

Kathrine - posted on 02/19/2012

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Thank you for your reassuring post... My 9 year old grandson(whom we have custody of along with his 3year old brother) adds swearing to the noises along with hurtful words. It makes me dizzy with all the overload of noises. It is helpful to hear that others are dealing with the same kind of issues. I did try to give him his meds earlier in the morning and sleep but it didn't work for me. I pray to God every minute for strength...

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I hate to say it, but if my son is NOT making noise, that's the time to worry. That means he is hyper-focused on something and it is probably something I would rather he not do.

Ilene - posted on 05/07/2011

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okay, the flicking his tongue thing made me laugh because my seven year old does the same thing. His teacher can't stand it and thinks he has asperger's but the doctor says adhd and based on these symptoms I agree. He grunts, hums constantly and "does the lizard thing". He is seven and the doctor just diagnosed him with this. It makes so much sense now.

Anita - posted on 04/17/2011

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oh boy glad to hear everyone is in the same boat although both my boys fight each other.i havent been able to stop my youngest swearin first thing in the mornin it just seems to be wht he does.after the meds kick in he goes really quiet oh um stops singin yellin and annoyin everyboby.but at least i know im alive when he gets up the mornins just wouldnt be the same

Corrie - posted on 04/17/2011

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My son screams and makes really loud noises and sometimes he chirps, meows, or barks...he seems to go in phases and apparently right now it's gotta be loud! Most of the time I am able to ignore it, except for the screaming, that always startles me, even if I'm expecting it. We try to remind him to be a little quieter since most people don't understand why he does the things he does. I definitely feel for you. Good luck!

Kim - posted on 04/15/2011

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i might be able to answer this one my son does this stuff and found out its tics.trautte syndrom (sp?) please look that up and talk to the doc also he is adhd.so it can be more then one problem and the doc just isnt looking

Annette - posted on 04/14/2011

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My son is now 15.He has made noises and sang,mostly tapping on things-my little drummer.If it bothers you-just let him know-try and redirect to do something with their hands.

Maria - posted on 04/14/2011

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I have a son who has ASD who makes random noises all of the time and he screams very loud and I have found it is better to just ignore it. The only problem I find is when he does it in morning when his dad who also has mental health problems is still in bed he wakes his dad up so I say to him I know you can't help it but can you do wispering noises which makes him do very quietly. I do understand where you are coming from with those noises.

Deadrea - posted on 04/13/2011

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my son is 9 and I have started letting him make muffins in the morning, it's easy just and milk to prepackaged mix and it keeps him occupied so I'm not going nuts over the sounds, the running, the flips lol and he isn't allowed to start making them until he is completely dressed. So I'm not screaming get you shoes on we are gonna be late all morning :)

Sarah - posted on 04/13/2011

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Trust me I understand. I have 2 that r adhd. An they get up screaming playing etc. Try talking calmly an stressfree. But don't always work. God luck im still learning.

Lorrie - posted on 04/13/2011

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Post a reply! I know the Feeling as soon as my 10 yr old is awake he starts making clapping his hands, making all kinds of loud sounds stopping his feet running across the room I have to feed him then give him his medication the worst part of everymorning is that all his noices set my 6 yr off then he hits right away he has trouble controlling his impulses until I get his medication in him too even then he still hits his brother sesory overload my husband and I deal with the two of them all the time we just started therapy for our your one we plan on doing it for the two of them together.

Erin - posted on 04/13/2011

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My son is 11 also and he makes noises. Our doctor told us that it isn't ticks, it is just a way to get energy out. He does it the most after he gets home from school, where he has had to hold it in all day. Most of the time we just live with it, but we do ask him to go to his room or outside. He doesn't know he is doing it.

Jane - posted on 04/13/2011

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my son is 15 and he still drives us crazy with constant drumming, It does help a little knowing there are other families going through the same problems, but sometimes you just wish it would stop.

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my son is 18yrs old and still makes noises!! lol.. most of his noises are tapping on things wether it be with his hands or feet.. he is always tapping on something.. it drives me nuts!! but its like he doesn't even know he is doing it.. lol it was worse when he was younger..

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I forgot to mention that when my med's first kick in if I am around another person I have a non stop one sided sentence that will come out of my mouth. My husband just looks at me and smiles because he knows it is the medication. After a while I come off that little boost. It may be that in the morning that is what you are seeing, that little bit of extra boost you get from the meds. I usually don't even know I am doing it until I see "the look" from my husband. In that case letting him sleep off the first part should be very helpful. But also know he is feeling fairly "up" at that point. That is a good feeling and although it annoys you he is feeling fairly good right then. And probably even happy. So maybe try and redirect it into something that does not make you so upset.

Stephanie - posted on 04/13/2011

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Thank you so much! I have heard it does get better :) I have faith that God will take care of it. Thanks again. Glad to know its just not me!

Renee - posted on 04/13/2011

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My son had the same problem. They are not aware they are making the noises (most of the time) my son has out grown the noises however now has other little ticks.. I like another mother said give him his medicine and let him go back to sleep this seemed to help

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