No doubt some children are harder to manage than others. Some have a hard time calming down, paying attention, or looking before they leap – which in turn can cause numerous problems at home and at school. Behavioral and academic difficulties are sometimes caused by an on-going physical or mental condition. One such condition, which probably affects about five percent of children, is known as ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,’ or ‘ADHD’
Though there’s still no definitive cure for ADHD, in practically all cases it is treatable and there’s a lot that parents and teachers can do to help. In fact, if treatment is to be successful, parents and teachers need to be informed, and involved.
Since there are many interrelated aspects to ADHD, I suggest you review all the following articles – preferably in this order.
- ADHD Symptoms & Causes
- ADHD and Child Development
- Diagnosis of ADHD
- Parenting Strategies for ADHD
- Classroom Strategies for ADHD
- Strategies for the Older Child with ADHD
- ADHD Medications
Pediatrician DR.PAUL Roumeliotis is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The information provided above is designed to be an educational aid only. It is not intended to replace the advice and care of your child’s physician, nor is it intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you suspect that your child has a medical condition always consult a physician.