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3 Signs That Your Child Has ADHD

3 Signs That Your Child Has ADHD

Your child’s brain is a complex, beautiful, dynamic thing, unfolding each year to reach new developmental achievements. Not every child’s brain develops in the same way. If your child experiences differences in brain activity and development, you may need to use unique strategies to support them in school, social situations, and in their personal development.

Many young people discover in childhood or adolescence that they have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This common medical condition can cause difficulties in daily life due to different brain functions.

The first step in helping children with ADHD is identifying and diagnosing these differences in brain activity. At Dr. Soos Pediatrics of Dublin, Georgia, Dr. Gyula Soos provides diagnosis and ongoing support for pediatric patients who may have ADHD. Here are some of the common signs that Dr. Soos looks for when identifying potential ADHD in his pediatric patients.

1. Your child struggles not to be disruptive in class

Children with ADHD often have a hard time sitting still and focusing on command. A person with ADHD may have tremendous focus when independently interested, but struggle with situations like a classroom where other students need to work quietly. Your child may be a social butterfly, always chatting with friends, or may have trouble staying calm and quiet during school time.

With treatment for ADHD, children with this condition can find ways to tolerate quiet time or develop alternate plans or strategies to avoid disrupting the quiet time of others.

2. Homework – and other things – are always getting lost

ADHD brains move fast and often forget to hang on to key objects – like keys, homework, permission slips, winter gloves, library books, or personal devices like cell phones. Your child doesn’t seem to be losing things on purpose and may be distressed or frustrated by how frequently they forget things.

An ADHD diagnosis and expert ADHD support from Dr. Soos can help you and your child learn more effective ways to support their memory.

3. Your child always seems to be off in a daydream

Often, the noisier symptoms of ADHD get more prompt diagnosis. However, inattentive symptoms can be as difficult for your child to live with as hyperactive symptoms. 

Some children with ADHD don’t act out in class, or talk all the time – instead, they’re always staring out the window, daydreaming, or doodling, and you can’t get them to pay attention for more than a few minutes at a time.

All of these potential symptoms of ADHD can appear in developmentally normal children, but if your child’s behaviors are significantly interfering with personal relationships, schoolwork, and social growth, it’s time to talk to an expert. Let Dr. Soos know about your concerns around your child’s development.

If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, Dr. Soos can help you put together a completely customized treatment and management plan. Your child might be able to benefit from behavioral training, medication management, psychotherapy, and other treatment and support methods.

Schedule an appointment to have your child evaluated for ADHD at Dr. Soos Pediatrics today. You can book over the phone, or request an appointment online now.

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