From the Mayo Clinic:
“Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
Children with ADHD also may struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school. Symptoms sometimes lessen with age. However, some people never completely outgrow their ADHD symptoms. But they can learn strategies to be successful.”
Of course, this definition doesn’t really encapsulate the struggle children and adults affected by ADHD go through. Most diagnosis (even under the new DSM V rules) focuses on the negative aspects of ADHD such as those depicted in the picture at the top of this page. They ignore such wonderful traits as energy, creativity, and drive. In fact, the name term “attention deficit” is a bit of a misnomer in that a person diagnosed with ADHD has a laser-like ability to focus, but it takes particular stimulation for that to focus to kick in.
My goal is to help families and children craft an individualized treatment plan that teaches the affected child how to live and thrive with “ADHD brain” while teaching parents how to better support and coach their child to success at school and at home.
My ADHD program includes but is not limited to the following interventions:
- Applied Behavior Analyses
- Cognitive Behavior therapy
- Family therapy
- Anxiety reduction services
- Behavior support planning
- Social skills training
- Organization training
If you would like to learn more about my ADHD program or to schedule a consultation please click on the “schedule appointment” button to the right or call 484-693-0582.