The Importance of Diagnosis in Children With ADHD

Nov 07, 17 The Importance of Diagnosis in Children With ADHD

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ADHD is a disorder which has received much attention both in the mainstream media and in the educational and parenting circles in modern times. Because of the well-known effects of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders on children’s behavior, success in school and work environments and the ability to focus and function properly, early detection and diagnosis is imperative for building a better future for these children. Patients as young as preschool are being diagnosed and beginning treatment with varying levels of success, but those who receive the ongoing support of their parents and caregivers are the most likely to succeed. Receiving Evaluation and Treatment Ensuring that children receive appropriate ADHD neuropsychological assessment at an early age will assist in their treatment. For most, this will come as the result of a teacher or caregiver’s recommendation, but for some younger children the decision to evaluate for learning disabilities such as ADHD may also come from observations made by parents. If you believe your child may have markers of attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder, it is important to address these concerns with your pediatrician early, and ask for recommendations on local providers of pediatric psychological care. Why Consult a Specialist? Although some children’s issues with attention deficit can be addressed by their pediatrician, it is usually best to consult a specialist for these disorders. This is because providers of children’s neuropsychology not only understand the unique concerns of children in the educational and social environments, but also neuropsychology as a whole and how developing brains are effected by learning disabilities, cognitive disorders and more. Just as you would see a dentist for issues with your teeth, it’s important to address issues with brain function with a doctor experienced in that branch of medicine. For additional information and advice on ADHD neuropsychological assessment and treatment for your child, contact the office of Dr. Joshua Shifrin of New Jersey. You can pay a visit to Facebook page for more...

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When Scheduling An Appointment With A Child Psychologist Is Necessary

May 18, 17 When Scheduling An Appointment With A Child Psychologist Is Necessary

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Making sure a child has all of the tools they need for success is essential. With all of the different problems a child will face over time, you need to have a game plan to help them. There will be times where the help your child needs will have to come from someone else. Using a child psychologist is the best option in some cases. Below are some of the situations that may require you to seek out help from a child psychologist. Sudden Isolation is a Definite Warning Sign Among the most noticeable signs that it is time to schedule an appointment with a psychologist is the fact that your child is starting to isolate themselves. In some instances, outgoing children will start to experience mental issues and will withdraw from friends and family as a result. Rather than waiting until this problem gets worse, you should take your child to see a psychologist. The psychologist will be able to find out what is causing a child to withdraw and then find a way to adequately treat these problems. Attempting to handle this issues alone can lead to even more problems in the long run. Sleeping and Eating Habits Have Changed If you start to notice your child is not eating or sleeping as they should, a trip to the child psychologist is a must. If a child’s mental issues are bad enough, it will cause them to completely change their habits. An experienced psychologist can find out what the cause of these changes are and what needs to be done to get them fixed for good. Getting help for your child is easy when scheduling an appointment with Dr. Joshua Shifrin. Call him at 860-966-0309 or visit his website for more information on the services he can provide. You can also connect them on Facebook for more...

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How To Successfully Parent A Child With ADD

Apr 18, 17 How To Successfully Parent A Child With ADD

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Is your child having trouble concentrating? Are their grades suffering as a result? If you answered yes to these questions, then chances are you need to schedule an ADD assessment. Letting a reputable and experienced neuropsychologist perform this assessment is the best way to find out what is going on with your child. If your child is diagnosed with ADD, you will need to rethink your parenting strategy. The following are some of the things you need to remember when trying to successfully parent a child with this disorder. You Have to Remain Calm Having a child with ADD can cause you to become overwhelmed at times. If your child is being particularly rambunctious and wild, you may find yourself getting a bit hot under the collar. Lashing out and raising your voice at the child will only make matters worse. You will have to work hard to stay calm and speak to your child directly about their behavior. By remaining calm, you will be able to calm them down in the process. During your ADD assessment, the neuropsychologist will be able to offer you some helpful tips on how to keep your child calm. Introducing Structure is Important Another important thing a professional will tell you during an ADD assessment is that introducing structure is important. If a child does not have boundaries or a routine, it will be very hard to keep them focused. While introducing this structure will take some time and effort, it will be well worth it the long run. Eventually, a child with ADD will get used to this structure and will thrive as a result. Getting an ADD assessment is easy when hiring Dr. Joshua Shifrin. If you need to schedule an appointment, call him at 860-966-0309 or visit his website for more information. You can also follow them on Twitter for more...

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