Most children are prone to bouts of restlessness, inattentiveness, and excessive energy. However, for children with ADHD, these occurrences can be so frequent that they can impede success in school, making friendships, and participating in activities.
Determining if your child has ADHD requires a close look at their behaviors and a consultation with a pediatrician such as the ones here at Atman Rawda in Oak Lawn, IL. Read on to learn if your child should visit our office for an ADHD consultation
What are common signs of ADHD?
At school, a child with ADHD will often struggle to stay in their seat and concentrate during class. Your child may also begin fidgeting, daydreaming, doodling, or expressing frustration and boredom by being disruptive physically or verbally.
Your child may also struggle to interact with their peers, unable to recognize the need for personal space and lacking listening skills. They may also have trouble reading emotions, such as sadness, in other children.
In public places like a store, a child with ADHD may become impatient with shopping or waiting in line, and in turn, feel the urge to run around and grab things.
At home, ADHD signs may include the inability to sit through a family meal, trouble finishing homework, and recurrent refusals to follow instructions.
Generally, you may want to bring your child into our Oak Lawn office if they regularly display:
- Frequent Interrupting
- Inability to Concentrate
- Angry Outbursts
- Lack of Focus
- Trouble Following Directions
- Lack of Recognizing Social Cues
Given that there is currently no method to test for ADHD using brain imaging, your pediatrician will interview and evaluate your child and discuss treatment options, including medication or therapies during a consultation.
If you are concerned your that child may have ADHD, contact your Oak Lawn pediatricians today by dialing (708) 424-0900.