Will your child benefit from ADD or ADHD Counseling? We all know children that struggle to sit still, who never seem to listen, who blurt out inappropriate comments, have difficulty getting along with others, struggle with academics, have difficulty following directions, and are hyper and impulsive.
Children may forget their homework, daydream during class or act without thinking. Inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of ADD or ADHD, where it can be difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement to speech to assertiveness.
Some children with ADHD may be constantly in-motion, bouncing off the walls and disrupting others around them. Other children with ADHD may sit quietly, with their attention miles away.
There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one child.
Children with ADHD may:
- Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
- Appear not to be listening when spoken to
- Constantly fidget or move around
- Talk excessively
- Act without thinking
- Interrupt often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
- Have a quick temper or “short fuse”
Whether or not your child’s symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are due to ADHD, they can cause challenges if left untreated. Children who can’t focus or control themselves, often get into trouble at school and find it hard to meet friends. These frustrations can later lead to low self-esteem and learning challenges for the child.
With the right support, your child can get on track for success in all areas of life. It will take time and commitment to counseling services to help your child learn and adjust to behavioral changes.
If you are interested in learning more about ADD or ADHD Counseling, please contact us today. We would be happy to share how we can help your child achieve success and growth.