ADHD is an acronym for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Neurodevelopment disorders is a condition that has an impact on how people behave. People with ADHD may act impulsively, appear restless, or struggle with concentration. ADHD occurs in 3-5% of school-aged children. ADHD runs in families with about 25% of biological parents also having this medical condition.
It is one of the most common Psychological Disorders affecting children and adults. ADHD is seen as a severe and chronic psychological health condition that affects a person’s ability to function on a daily basis as well as their ability to succeed in school and at work. ADHD is initially discovered in school-aged children when they cause problems in the classroom or difficulties with homework.
The following common symptoms are frequently seen in children with ADHD:
If any of the symptoms listed above continually disrupt your child’s life, talk to a psychiatrist and find out whether your child has ADHD or not.
Teachers and other school personnel can give parents and doctors information that will assist them in evaluating a child’s behavioral and academic issues. However, it is prohibited by schools and by law that teachers can not diagnose ADHD by themselves, choose any treatment method, or ask that a student take the medication in order to attend class. These decisions regarding a child’s healthcare are only permissible for parents, guardians, and the doctor.
Teachers can assist you in determining whether your child needs a 504 plan or an IEP (special education program) under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Written plans called IEPs offer tailored special education and associated services. The teacher of your child may advise an assessment to determine whether your child may benefit from an IEP.
Sometimes a childhood ADHD diagnosis is overlooked. Many adults with ADHD are unaware that they are affected. The use of a medical exam and the review of previous and present symptoms can help with a thorough examination. Adults with ADHD may receive therapy, medication, or both types of treatment.
Adults with ADHD may experience issues with planning and time management, following directions, focusing and finishing work, handling stress, and impulsivity. Some adults may also have problems with relationships or social interaction.
If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD here are a few ways to help them:
Do your research on ADHD. Observe the recommendations for therapy that your child’s doctor makes. Attend all of the prescribed neurodevelopment disorders therapy sessions. Give your Child ADHD Medications at the appointed time (if specified). Never change the dosage without first consulting the psychiatrist. Medication of the neurodevelopment disorders for your child should be kept out of the reach of other children.
Make sure your child gets enough sleep, consumes a well-balanced diet, takes enough water, and finds a way to exercise every day. If your child is taking medicine, make sure they take it exactly as directed. These healthy behaviors will allow your child to feel his or her best and help decrease ADHD symptoms.
Criticism is something that kids with ADHD experience and expects more than other kids. This may seriously impact their self-esteem. By being understanding, accepting, and patient, you may safeguard your child’s self-esteem. Parents should appreciate them for their struggle. Don’t give your child excessive praise, but complement them when they behave well.
Pay attention to training your child with one item at a time. Avoid attempting to complete everything at once. Begin small. Appreciate your kid’s effort.
Set aside time for talking and listening to the child with ADHD. Make them feel connected with the family. Listen to them carefully and try to come up with opening lines. Give your child your full attention.
Don’t be afraid to discuss ADHD with your child. Help children realize that having ADHD is not their fault and that they may find solutions to its difficulties.
Regardless of age, discipline and routines are incredibly beneficial. Find a schedule that works for your child and make an effort to keep up with it. When they are motivated, they perform better. Additionally, children need greater assistance as they get older to keep organized and plan, particularly for school.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorders that can be defined by the following characteristics:
Many people with ASD may also have intellectual difficulties, poor motor coordination, delayed language development, and attention deficit disorders.
Your toddler either doesn’t reply at all or responds oddly when their name is called
Your child doesn’t show a smile or make warm and happy expressions
Your child doesn’t babble by 12 months
Your toddler hasn’t had his first words by 16 months
Your child doesn’t make sounds and make faces with you or other people
No gestures such as pointing, or waving
No meaningful, two-word phrases by 24 months
Has Unusual mood or emotional reactions
Lack of fear or unexpectedly high levels of fear
Avoid keeping eye contact
Trouble understanding others’ feelings and emotions
Not perform for you in song, dance, or acting
Inability to use non-verbal language effectively
Failure to make or maintain friendships
Literalizing abstract concept
Does not pay attention to others’ pain or be upset
Trouble adjusting to change
Repeats words or phrases over and over
Shows odd reactions to sounds, smells, tastes, sights, or feels
Has obsessive interests
Inflexibility of behavior
Sensory hypersensitivity, e.g., irritated by the sound of a dripping tap
Arranging things, for example, toys, in a very specific manner
Concentrating excessively on topics that are not of other’s interest
Expecting others to show equal interest in that topic
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