There are a number of things considered as normal for kids such as forgetting homework, daydreaming in class, or getting fidgety at times. Thought it may be considered normal, impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity are also recognised as signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. This may lead to challenges for the child at home and school affecting the child learning ability and get along with other kids.
To cope with the issue of having ADHD in a child, parents must first get to know how to distinguish the symptoms of ADHD. Symptoms of the disorder emerge before the child reaches seven years old. Sometimes, these signs appear similar to normal kid behaviour.
As parents, observing the behaviour your child shows at different situations is vital in addressing what bothers them and telling if it is ADHD or not. Seeing a number of signs and symptoms across all situations when you’re at home, school or at play may suggest that you should start taking a closer look with your child.
ADHD Children may be:
- Inattentive, yet not hyperactive or impulsive.
- Impulsive and hyperactive, but attentive.
- Inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive (the most common form of ADHD).
The Best Treatment for Your Child’s Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Medications are no cure for children with ADHD. There are many other effective approaches to help kids struggling with ADHD allowing them to improve their focus and attention, control impulsivity and hyperactivity. Proper diet, exercise, and developing social skills are major factors of a balanced therapeutic approach in managing child ADHD. Our evidence-based treatments here at The ADHD Centre is designed to help kids with behavioural management letting them improve school performance, improve relationships with other kids, and reduce frustrations and stress.
Help your child overcome ADHD early on and let them get in control of their future. Call us today to book for an assessment and let your child live up to their fullest potential.