Recommendations will be tailored to your child's strengths and needs.
Children diagnosed with ADHD: Inattentive Type often have trouble paying attention, completing school work, and organizing tasks. In addition, they may be forgetful and may lose items easily. Children diagnosed with ADHD: Hyperactive-Impulsive Type often talk excessively, fidget and interrupt or intrude on others. In addition, they may have trouble waiting their trun or playing quietly. Children diagnosed with ADHD: Combined Type demonstrate both types of symptoms.
As no single test can diagnose ADHD, the following assessments may be completed as part of an ADHD evaluation:
Although many professionals and non-professionals may suggest that a child demonstrates symptoms of ADHD, a diagnosis should only be made, according to the Centers for Disease Control, after a multi-step process. Other disorders, including anxiety and depression, often share symptoms with ADHD; however, understanding the true origin of a child's behavior is critical as treatment differs significantly for ADHD and other disorders.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an increasingly common disorder diagnosed in children as well as adults. In Texas, approximately 9% of school-age children are diagnosed with ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Presently, the DSM-5 distinguishes three types of ADHD: Inattentive, Hyperactive-Impulsive, and Combined. A diagnosis of ADHD not only affects your child's functioning at both home and school, but also places him/her at-risk for additional social as well as behavior problems.