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Our Approach to ADHD

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder:  
    

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.


Resources on ADHD that we recommend:

Recommended Reading:

​​Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell Barkley

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