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Paying attention, sitting still and curbing urges are good skills for children to learn. But those things are hard for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Some signs of the disorder are:
For children with ADHD, these happen more than what is normal for their age. And that touches each part of their life. Some children with ADHD only have problems with attention, while others deal only with hyperactivity and impulsivity. Most have problems with all three.
Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about ADHD. There is no one test for it, but a full evaluation will help with treatment. Children with ADHD can thrive, but knowing they have it and how best to treat it are critical, says the National Resource Center on ADHD . Treatment choices include:
Treatment must be monitored. Long-term monitoring is vital to success in handling ADHD. Studies show that children with ADHD who stop treatment are at a greater risk for more serious problems later. Other steps to take may involve parent and child training, school programs/support and child/family therapy.
Tips for parents:
Other things you can do?
The A.D.D. Resource Center, 2019.
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