ADHD Intervention & Awareness
Helping children rise above a challenging condition
Helping Children with ADHD
As parents, we’re accustomed to seeing our children behave in a highly energetic and sometimes disruptive manner. Traits such as impulsive behavior or an inability to focus can be quite common in young children and are usually temporary.
But it’s important to understand and recognize signs that may indicate a more serious condition. Our dedicated pediatricians and care coordinators at Sunset Health have vast expertise in diagnosing ADHD in children, and helping them obtain proper medical care. Our ADHD Intervention services are designed for children between the ages of 5 and 18 and include the following services:
- Medication Management
- Follow up Visits
- Specialty Referrals
- Coordination of Care
- Education and Awareness
This program has helped many parents learn to better manage their child’s ADHD and significantly improve their quality of life.
Understanding the Cause and Treatment of ADHD
Do you suspect that your child may have ADHD? It’s one of the first things that’s considered when a child’s behavior becomes disruptive or problematic. Observing this type of behavior closely is critical since many children aren’t yet able to articulate what they’re feeling. That’s why it’s important for teachers and parents to be aware of what ADHD looks like in the classroom, and how it might be confused with other things that could be influencing the child’s behavior.
Here are a few signs that may indicate ADHD:
- Self-absorbed behavior
- Emotional turmoil
- Lack of focus
- Trouble getting organized
Sunset Health’s ADHD Awareness program provides valuable education to parents about community resources available for children between the ages of 5 and 18 years who have been diagnosed with ADHD. The goal of this program is to equip parents with resources to ensure that their child is obtaining proper care and professional intervention.
Avoid power struggles
Instead of fighting with your child over control, keep them focused on the situation and be descriptive about how you want their behavior to change.