ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active. It is normal for children to have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another. However, children with ADHD do not just grow out of these behaviors. The symptoms continue, can be severe, and can cause difficulty at school, at home, or with friends (CDC website).
The Children’s Health Place is well qualified to evaluate and treat for ADHD and other neurodevelopment disorders including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Our providers focus on several areas including, organization skills, time management, behavioral modification and if needed, medications. The Children’s Health Place partners with the parents and the child for the best available outcomes.
The consultation is key to your child’s success and follow-up appointments are a valuable tool to identify accomplishments and areas of improvement. The Children’s Health Place requires your child have six-month follow-up appointments at a minimum. As a general practice, we recommend follow up visits in early fall and spring. The time periods were selected so the child will have an opportunity to be evaluated by his teachers, coaches and other school personnel. To evaluate a child for ADHD/ADD, several documents, including report cards, letters from teacher/ coaches, counselor notes and any testing must be submitted prior to scheduling an appointment.
Feel free to contact the office at 970-356-2600 with any questions regarding ADHD/ADD.