LifeGrowth Psychological Services



Our Approach to ADHD

​Quick Facts:

  • Autism is distinguishable by a triad of symptoms: impairments in social interaction, impairments in communication, and restricted interests and repetitive behavior.

  • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined.
  • Most parents of autistic children suspect that something is wrong by the time the child is 18 months old and seek help by the time the child is age 2.
  • Autism affects 1 in 170 children and 1 in 70 boys.
  • Asperger’s syndrome is a disorder on the autism spectrum that carries many of the traits of autism but with less impairment linguistically and cognitively. (Wikipedia) 
The Disorganized Mind by Nancy Ratey
Recommended Reading:

Taking Charge of ADHD by Russell Barkley


Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder:  


School Behavior (Resource Site for Educators):    


Adult ADHD:


Support site:          


Resources on ADHD that we recommend:

If ADHD is a possible diagnosis for your child,

we administer a full battery of tests before

making a diagnosis or initiating treatment.  

Because ADHDis a neurological disorder

present at birth, it affects every area of a

child's life.  Behaviors associated with ADHD

include inattentiveness, impulsivity, 

distractibility, poor judgment, defiance, and

social difficulties.  

However, using behavior as the only basis for making a diagnosis, a very common practice, is an uninformed approach. In children, depression, anxiety, learning disabilities and other conditions can present with the same behaviors as ADHD.  Consequently, in order to make a solid diagnosis, a full battery of psycho-educational tests are administered. Before we put a label on your child, we want to be sure that it is the right label that will lead to the right help.  By the end of this process, a diagnosis of ADHD can be made or eliminated with confidence.  Additionally, since 50% of children with ADHD also have a learning disability, this process will also identify and learning difficulties that are contributing to your child's difficulty.​ Our team of child experts offer comprehensive treatment to address all areas impacted by ADHD, from family to school, behavior modification and social skills, parenting and nutrition.

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