ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. It is a condition affecting numerous children across the country, as many as 6.4 million between the ages of four and seventeen according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children with ADHD experience difficulty concentrating and remaining focused, which can make school and other similar environments challenging. At Pediatrics on Demand, Dr. Ayman Rawda can diagnose and recommend treatments for ADHD in Oak Lawn, IL.
ADHD is more common in boys than girls and can manifest in a variety of behaviors. If you observe several of these behaviors in your child regularly, there is a possibility your child could have ADHD. See an Oak Lawn, IL, pediatrician for a diagnosis. Symptoms commonly associated with ADHD include:
- Difficulty concentrating in school and on homework
- Difficulty listening to others
- Inability to remain organized
- Hyperactive behavior
- Easily distracted
- Tendency to procrastinate
- Constant fidgeting
- Strained relationships with other children
Treatment of ADHD
No treatment can completely eliminate or cure someone of ADHD. Instead, treatments help those with ADHD better manage their symptoms so they can more easily remain focused when needed. One common method for treating ADHD is behavioral therapy. Behavioral therapy teaches children and their parents various techniques for managing hyperactivity and improving concentration. For parents, providing positive reinforcement for desirable behaviors can help. In some cases, medications can also be used to control certain symptoms associated with ADHD.
Children with ADHD will face challenges other kids do not. It can be difficult for kids with ADHD to excel in school and other structured environments as they struggle with hyperactivity, which makes concentrating and listening challenging. Fortunately, many treatment options are available for helping kids with ADHD manage their symptoms and perform better in school and other settings. For treatment of ADHD in Oak Lawn, IL, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rawda by calling Pediatrics on Demand at (708) 424-0900.