: I'm starting to think my two and a half-year-old son may be an aardvark like his father. Not only is he incredibly energetic and impulsive (like, he doesn't like to stay still unless he is that tired) but he's not speaking. He's been in speech therapy for about a year and a half now. What sorts of things can be done, should be done or should I ask his pediatrician about in regards to the possibility? And what can I expect? I'm new to this.
To be honest I’m not really sure what being non-verbal would have to do with having ADHD? It’s not a symptom, but I suppose it’s worth noting for a while.
As for the impulsiveness and energy, I’d definitely wait a bit on this one. Two and a half is a tad too young to judge. Contrary to popular belief, your energy level isn’t the best indicator of ADHD.
I’d wait to see how your son acts in school, handling homework, social interaction, promptness in appointments. It’s good to know that you’re aware of it since ADHD is extremely inheritable though. I’d just wait, because you can’t really suspect ADHD until you can see what he’s like in a work/school setting.