ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Does your child struggle to stay on task or finish work? Act without thinking first? Have trouble sitting still? Do these things cause problems for your child at school or home? If the answer is, “yes” your child might have a common childhood medical condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
When fidgeting, poor concentration, or impulsiveness disrupt performance in school, at home, or in relationships with other children, the cause might be ADHD. Because there are many causes of such behavior, seeing your child’s doctor and getting the right diagnosis is the first step toward helping your child do better in the classroom, on the playground, and at home. To be a good advocate for your child, you need to learn as much as you can about ADHD.
What is ADHD?
The following video, provided by The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, was developed to help you understand ADHD and what you can do about it. View video now.
Evaluations for ADHD
When a child has ADHD, the parents, child, teachers, and doctors need to work together as a team to understand the disorder and develop the appropriate treatment plan to allow your child to reach his or her full potential.
If you request an evaluation for ADHD, Pediatric Associates Physicians ask that you download and complete the following information/forms before your ADHD visit. Please return ALL papers (including the teacher assessment) to Pediatric Associates, Inc. This is an extensive evaluation that will require you and your child to be at our office for at least an hour.
- First Evaluation Visit for ADHD
- Follow-up Visit for ADHD
Help for Kids with ADHD
Parents may also learn ways to structure situations to help allow their children to succeed. Please download the following forms as tools to help support you as you work to improve your child’s ADHD.
- For Parents of Children with ADHD
- ADHD Parent Letter for Evaluation and Follow up
- Homework Tips
- Working with your Child’s School
- Educational Rights for Children with ADHD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital ADHD Academy: A valuable resource for you and your child with ADHD
One of the useful educational courses offered by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the ADHD Academy offers community education classes for parent and children. To find out more and sign up for one of the classes, go to our web resources page.
See more information on ADHD from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Click here for excellent resources for ADHD at the CHADD website