At First Behavioral Pediatric Care, we provide diagnostic evaluations and therapy for children who have or are at risk for developing attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We provide the most comprehensive ADHD intervention, focusing in young children that exhibit co-occurrence disorders. Your child will work with a team of healthcare professionals that may include clinical and school professionals including ADHD coaches and therapists. This team approach to care allows us to offer children 3 through 10 years of age a variety of services aimed at promoting health and wellbeing.
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder characterized by difficulties maintaining focus, controlling behavior, and hyperactivity. Although many children experience some of these difficulties with attention, these symptoms are much more severe and impairing in children with ADHD. Symptoms of ADHD can appear as early as 3 years of age, and can cause significant challenges both in the home and school setting.
What are the causes of this condition?
ADHD is caused by multiple factors including genetic and environmental influences. Variations in genes can influence the development of ADHD and cause behavioral disorders.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms
There are three behaviors used to categorize the symptoms of ADHD which are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Inattention can cause problems with focusing on completing tasks, following instructions, and processing information. Hyperactivity is indicated by being extremely active, being fidgety, and talking or making noises a lot. Impulsivity is shown by an inability to be patient for long periods of time and expressing emotions in inappropriate ways or times.
ADHD Evaluation Services
Every child who comes to the First Behavioral Pediatric Care receives an initial evaluation. The goals of this evaluation are to develop an understanding of your child’s strengths and challenges and to determine their primary treatment needs. This evaluation will include a comprehensive assessment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as a screening for other behavioral conditions.
ADHD Treatment Services
The clinicians at First Behavioral Pediatric Care have continuous training an assessing and providing ongoing, comprehensive treatment for children with ADHD, including behavioral therapy and parent education and support. Our experts also work with parents and teachers to help them better understand the condition and develop strategies for interacting with children with ADHD most effectively.