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Signs Your Child May Have ADHD
By Northside Pediatrics Associates
March 08, 2018
Category: Children's Health
Tags: ADHD  

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, also known as ADHD, is a condition affecting nearly 6.4 million children and teens in the U.S., as adhdindicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children and teens with ADHD find it difficult to concentrate and remain focused, which often makes school more challenging for them. At North Pediatrics Associates, Dr. Ayotunde Faweya is your pediatrician for diagnosing and treating your child’s ADHD in Conroe, TX.

ADHD Symptoms

ADHD affects both boys and girls, but is more common in boys. Several symptoms can be indicators your child might have ADHD. If your child exhibits many of these symptoms regularly, ADHD is a possibility. ADHD symptoms include:

  • Difficulty staying focused in school
  • Trouble concentrating on homework
  • Hyperactive behavior
  • Easily distracted
  • Persistent forgetfulness
  • Difficulty listening to others
  • Constant and excessive fidgeting
  • Tendency to procrastinate regularly
  • Difficulty remaining organized
  • Strained peer relationships

Treatment of ADHD

ADHD has no cure, but treatments are available for helping your child manage the symptoms. Learning to manage symptoms such as hyperactivity can help your child improve concentration and be able to better focus in school. In Conroe, child ADHD treatments include medications and behavioral therapy.

ADHD medications are helpful for managing specific symptoms. For instance, medications can improve focus so your child can better concentrate and listen. Behavioral therapy is a method for improving problematic behaviors, such as hyperactivity. For instance, one behavioral therapy technique involves delivering praise when your child exhibits desired behaviors, which can encourage your child to continue behaving in the desired manner. Other techniques can be implemented by your child to better manage self-control when feeling hyperactive.

If your child is struggling to manage the symptoms of ADHD, effective treatments are available. The right combination of medications and behavioral therapy can help your child experience increased success in school and other structured environments. To discuss treatment options for your child’s ADHD in Conroe, schedule an appointment with Dr. Faweya by contacting North Pediatrics Associates at (936) 270-8655.