ADHD is genetic – Chances are that if you have a biological child who has ADHD one of the parents may also have ADHD.
Parenting skills – Each parent may use different skills when managing a child. This can lead to confusion, resentment and conflict. Raising a child with ADHD is not easy and relationships can become stressed. Both parents need to be on the same page working together on a coordiated basis.
There is hope for you and your child – ADHD and ADD can be managed through a combination of medical and behavioral management modalities.
ADHD is a developmental disorder and involves five primary problems in a child’s ability to control behaviors
Impulse control and inhibition
Difficulty sustaining attention
Difficulty following rules and instructions
Excessive variability to responses in situations
Types of ADHD
- ADHD predominantly inattentive type
- ADHD predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type
- ADHD combined type
What you can do at school to help your child.
Your child may be eligible for school accommodations under Special Education or a 504 plan to help them have a better learning experience. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD they may qualify for these helpful tools.
Secondary disorders that may accompany ADHD.
Many times children with ADHD have secondary problems of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Conduct Disorder (CD), anxiety disorders, language disorders and /or depression which could result in poor school performance, low academic achievement, learning disabilities and social/emotional impairment.
I know I can teach you how to create the correct relationship with your child and give you the tools to manage their behaviors. Every child deserves to succeed. Call me today to schedule a complimentary 20-minute phone meeting 516.487.0636 or register a request online.