What is ADHD?
ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It’s one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. It affects focus, self-control, and other important day-to-day skills that are crucial for functioning in school and everyday life. There are three primary types of ADHD: Inattentive, Hyperactive, and Impulsive. Common symptoms of these three types include:
- Inattention Type:
- Difficulty paying attention
- Avoidance of mentally challenging tasks
- Easily distracted
- Distant in conversation
- Has trouble following through with tasks (schoolwork, chores, job duties)
- Frequently misplaces items
- Has difficulty managing time and organizing priorities
- Hyperactive/Impulsive Type:
- Inability to remain seated
- Fidgets with or taps hands or feet
- Blurts out at inopportune moments in conversations
- Interruptive or intrusive in day-to-day interactions
- Struggles with waiting their turn
- Difficulty remaining quiet
- Engages in play (running, jumping, climbing, etc.) at inappropriate times
How Can St. Louis LDA Help?
There are distinct methods our dedicated staff uses every day to diagnose, treat, and assist children with ADHD. Our licensed practitioners offer comprehensive in-house testing and cognitive evaluations for children to identify the best practices going forward to help your child enjoy the rich, well-rounded education they deserve. Our licensed specialists also provide ongoing tutoring specifically designed to help children with ADHD, so that they receive the exact support their learning disability necessitates.
If you’re worried that your child is exhibiting symptoms of ADHD including inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, reach out St. Louis LDA today and find out how we can provide the care and support your child needs to succeed.