Pediatric ADHD

At Circle of Care, we offer comprehensive therapies for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Our dedicated team of ADHD experts is here to provide support, evaluation, and personalized treatment plans to help children and their families navigate the challenges associated with ADHD.

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What Are the Symptoms of ADHD in Children?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects a child’s ability to focus, control impulses, and manage their energy levels. The symptoms of ADHD can vary in severity and may change as a child grows. Here are five common symptoms associated with ADHD in children:

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity
  • Forgetfulness
  • Difficulty Organizing Tasks

It’s important to note that while these symptoms are common in children with ADHD, not all children will display every symptom, and the severity of symptoms can vary widely. Seeking professional help in order to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate interventions can make a significant difference in a child’s quality of life.

Can You Manage Pediatric ADHD Without Medication?

Yes! At Circle of Care, we believe that managing ADHD without medication is possible, but its effectiveness varies among children. 

Non-drug interventions, such as behavioral therapy, may be recommended for children under 6 years old because they can improve their symptoms through that path and potentially eliminate the future need for medication. For children over 6, a combination of medication and several therapies may be an option for those families that are looking for an effective overall treatment.  However, it’s crucial for individuals to work closely with a qualified doctor to make informed decisions about pediatric ADHD treatment options.

Here are some extra things you can do to help your child, other than medication and therapy:

  • Eating real non-process food
  • Prioritize good sleep
  • Use music as therapy
  • Implement routines and daily-life structure

Common Treatments for ADHD in Children

Pediatric ADHD treatment plans can vary depending on what each child needs, an ADHD specialist will assess the child’s unique requirements and figure out the best mix of therapies and interventions. This personalized approach ensures that children get the help they require to do well while effectively managing ADHD. This typically involves a combination of the following approaches:

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy helps children develop strategies to manage their symptoms and improve their self-control. It focuses on teaching practical skills and coping mechanisms to address specific ADHD-related challenges.

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy can be beneficial for children with ADHD to improve their coordination, motor skills, and physical fitness. Physical therapists work on developing strength and balance, which can have a positive impact on a child’s overall well-being.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on enhancing a child’s ability to perform daily activities and tasks. Occupational therapists work with children to improve their attention span, fine motor skills, and sensory processing, which can help manage pediatric ADHD symptoms.

Including these comprehensive methods in the treatment plan for children with ADHD acknowledges that managing ADHD isn’t just about dealing with symptoms; it’s also about improving the child’s overall well-being.

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When to Seek Help for Pediatric ADHD

If your child is struggling with symptoms of ADHD that are impacting their daily life, it’s important to seek professional help. Some key indicators that suggest it’s time to explore ADHD services include:

  • Persistent academic difficulties
  • Social challenges
  • Behavioral issues that disrupt home and school life 

A comprehensive evaluation by a healthcare provider or specialist can help determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your child. This ADHD evaluation typically involves a detailed assessment of the child’s symptoms, behaviors, and functioning across various domains of life to find a tailored treatment plan that can be developed to address the needs of your child.

Benefits of Early Diagnosis of Pediatric ADHD

Early diagnosis of ADHD in children offers significant advantages. It enables timely intervention, improving academic performance, enhancing social skills, and reducing behavioral issues. Early intervention can also prevent coexisting conditions like anxiety and depression, leading to better long-term outcomes. Seeking professional evaluation and intervention when ADHD is in its early stages can make a significant difference in their overall well-being and future success.

Pediatric ADHD Specialist at Circle of Care

At Circle of Care, we are committed to providing compassionate and effective ADHD treatment services for children, such as physical therapy or occupational therapy. Our team of specialists understands the unique needs of children with ADHD and their families that’s why we create personalized treatment plans that address each child’s strengths and challenges. Contact us today to learn more about ADHD treatment options for your child and how we can support you on your journey.