Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome, widely known as ADHD, is the most common behavioural disorder diagnosed in kids. Although some things may be normal among kids, such as lack of attention, being forgetful or getting fidgety and hyperactive, these can also be the presenting symptoms of 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 ADHD usually emerge before the child reaches seven years old. Sometimes, these signs may appear similar to normal kids’ 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.
There are three types of ADHD according to the presentation of its symptoms. ADHD Children may be:
- Inattentive, yet not hyperactive or impulsive.
- Impulsive and hyperactive, but attentive.
- Combined type: Inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive (the most common form of ADHD).
Manage Your Child’s ADHD with Evidence-Based Treatments
Unfortunately, there is still no cure for ADHD. Pharmacological and behavioural interventions can only aid in managing symptoms. 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 are designed and structured to help kids’ behavioural management. These will help them improve school performance, improve relationships with other kids, and reduce frustration 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.
Below is a brief infographic about Child ADHD, its symptoms, treatments and how it has been affecting kids all over the world.