Attention Deficit Disorder with and without Hyperactivity is a common pediatric diagnosis in the United States. There can be many different reasons for inattentiveness and hyperactivity, but a main cause is ADHD, a common condition that results from differences in how the brain develops. Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are present in over 10 percent of school-age children, and include disorganization, difficulty staying on task, frequent daydreaming, impulsivity, and fidgeting.
We will gather information regarding your child’s behaviors at home and school, sleep patterns, diet, family routines and medical history to decide what the next best steps towards making the correct diagnosis are. It is very important to determine the underlying cause of the problems and develop a plan to address the issues.
Every child is unique, and if diagnosed, we will start a shared decision-making process with families to create the best treatment plan for the family. Management could include engaging the school, stimulant medication, behavioral reinforcement techniques, behavioral therapy and or psychological counseling.