As a parent, you want the best for your child. You need them to feel supported and safe so that they can grow and mature into wonderful, beautiful adults. And you’re concerned that your child is showing signs of ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms can be subtle until you know what to look for. If you’re concerned your child has ADHD, contact Psych Associates today to schedule an ADHD evaluation.
You may think that your child’s life is going to change for the worse if they have ADHD. You want to find a way to support them, but you’re afraid of how challenging it will be to raise a child with a disorder. And you may feel the need to find support in therapy or through a group to transition into your role as an ADHD parent. Know that you’re not alone.
Often, giftedness or brightness can be mistaken for ADD or ADHD. Treatment from this diagnosis focuses on “fixing” the child instead of empathizing with them and finding a way to support them in their journey through life. While an ADHD diagnosis can be complicated, it’s not the end of the world. In fact, it’s the start of something new and special you will share with your child for the rest of your life.
Children are natural scientists. They explore, test, and break things all the time. And it’s to discover how the world works. However, you may notice that your child is less attentive than most children or that they often lose items at home, school, or other routine life locations. Look for these signs to determine if you may want to bring your child in for ADHD evaluation and testing:
Children love to move. They actively explore the world. Movement is a huge facilitator of exploration for them. But what happens when your child struggles with sitting still when expected to? This may be a sign that your child may have ADHD. Here are the signs your child may be hyperactive:
Your child is learning the expectations and norms of society as they grow up. But if it seems like the lessons you’re teaching aren’t sticking in their minds, it may be time to get your child evaluated for ADHD. Here are some signs your child may be struggling with ADHD:
If you’re concerned that your child struggles with ADHD, you may want to get them evaluated and tested. The process is straightforward and simple. What’s important to understand that even if your child’s pediatrician or psychiatrist have diagnosed your child with ADHD about 40% of children struggle with associated issues. A comprehensive ADHD evaluation and testing helps uncover your whole child’s experience.
Here are the general steps in an ADHD evaluation and testing process:
Once your child’s comprehensive ADHD evaluation and testing is complete, the psychologist will meet with you and go over the results.
Remember, you’re not alone in this discovery process. You have a team of compassionate professionals here to support you and your child at Psych Associates.