When a child has been having problems in the classroom, such as not completing assignments, fidgeting in their seat, not paying attention, or talking during class, their teacher may begin to think ADHD. I’ve heard of a few cases where a teacher asked a parent to take their child to their doctor to get ADHD […]
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Parents are encouraged to seek support from professionals and other parents. These organizations provide valuable information as well as online forums and referral to community support groups.
Your child with ADHD has successfully navigated the early school years and is beginning his or her journey through middle school and high school. Although your child has been periodically evaluated through the years, this is a good time to have a complete re-evaluation of your child’s health.
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD/ADD may be difficult to parent. They may have trouble understanding important directions. Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD/ADD are usually in a constant state of activity.
You are your child’s best advocate. To be a good advocate for your child, learn as much as you can about ADHD and how it affects your child at home, in school, and in social situations.
In their Treatment Guidelines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (1), the American Academy of Pediatrics clearly states that a care plan for children with this condition should include behavioral treatment along with any prescribed medication. For some children with mild to moderate symptoms behavioral treatment may prove sufficient to improve or alleviate symptoms. Also, some […]
Some parents see signs of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity in their toddler long before the child enters school. The child may lose interest in playing a game or watching a TV show, or may run around completely out of control. But because children mature at different rates and are very different in personality, temperament, and […]
The principal characteristics of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms appear early in a child’s life. Because many normal children may have these symptoms, but at a low level, or the symptoms may be caused by another disorder, it is important that the child receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis by a […]
One of the first questions a parent will have is “Why? What went wrong?” “Did I do something to cause this?” There is little compelling evidence at this time that ADHD can arise purely from social factors or child-rearing methods. Most substantiated causes appear to fall in the realm of neurobiology and genetics. This is […]