It is important to learn what ADHD is in order to have a child or an adult tested for the disorder. ADHD is Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Individuals with ADHD will have trouble concentrating on one particular task at a time. Children may not pay close attention to details and you may see them making a lot of mistakes on homework assignments that you may feel are careless mistakes.
Some teachers, may call parents and tell them their child is having trouble sitting in the classroom, staying focused, the child may always be fidgeting around, or playing with things on or inside their desk. This is a huge sign they may need to be tested for ADHD. Individuals may talk excessively, and they may always appear to be on the move. Individuals with ADHD also do not appear to be the best listeners. They can be spoken directly to, but may give the impression their attention is elsewhere.
Parents sometimes are the last to know that their child may need to be tested for ADHD, especially if they are first time parents. Many people may believe all children act a certain way and will just out grow it. But, it may take a teacher or a close family member, who deals with children every day, or have been around children long enough to know that something is not quite right. Teachers usually can tell right away if a child’s behavior may require further evaluating.
ADHD has become very common around the world. It’s nothing to stress, or panic out about. There is help for many individuals that are suffering with the disorder. If you child or someone you love are exhibiting any signs of the disorder, or a teacher is continuously calling about your child’s behavior; this would be the time to have them seen by a physician and evaluated for ADHD.
Some individuals worry about the medication doctors prescribe to children for the disorder. However, some children cope well on the medication, while others may just need a very mild dosage to help them. It is important to keep in contact with your doctor about your child’s condition and the medication if they are diagnosed with the disorder.
There is a lot of information and research on ADHD available. Individuals do not have to feel as if they are dealing with this disorder alone. Individuals should do their research and know their options when it comes to medication for their children, or even themselves.