We are into the school year about a month now. And hopefully it is going great. But if it’s not, consider the possibility of ADHD. ADHD has three types: hyperactive, inattentive and combined. The hyperactive and/or combined are pretty easy to spot. These are the kids that are always on the go, talking non-stop, jumping out of their seat. If you don’t notice it the teacher will. But kids with the inattentive type can fly under the radar. They are the ones who do their homework (and often do it perfectly) but don’t turn it in. They don’t hear what the teacher says, not because they are causing a ruckus, but because they are silently staring out the window thinking about something else. Because they don’t make a fuss they can go undiagnosed and don’t live up to their potential. With proper treatment, however, children with ADHD can excel.
If you are concerned that your child may have ADHD, give us a call to schedule an appointment. We want to make this the best school year yet.