In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have made several life-impacting changes. Most Americans are staying at home aside from going out for essentials and emergencies. Schools have closed and shifted to online versions. Many employees are working from home. People are encouraged to maintain six feet between each other for social distancing.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders diagnosed in children. The CDC estimates that over 6 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD, which translates into about 9.4% of children aged 4-17.
Have you been considering having your child tested for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Perhaps you’ve noticed behaviors that your child has that are different from his or her peers. Or maybe your child’s teacher has reported his behaviors are preventing him from doing as well as he could in his schoolwork.
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have a constellation of symptoms including inattention, impulsivity, difficulty focusing, and hyperactivity. For many children, there is another symptom that is often overlooked: managing emotions. Despite its prevalence among children and teens with ADHD, it is not one of the diagnostic criteria of ADHD.