Evaluating for Childhood ADHD
posted: Nov. 22, 2021.
Commonly, children can become distracted and lose focus, but there’s a difference between getting distracted and struggling with ADHD. Kids that struggle with ADHD have a chemical imbalance and these issues present as a persistent and debilitating pattern of behaviors that can cause them to not be able to succeed in all of their endeavors. Dr. Elizabeth Yakubu and Dr. Alrick Drummond at Children’s Health Center in Tampa and Riverview, FL, can explain how ADHD evaluations can help determine if your child struggles with ADHD and if there’s another reason for the lack of attention span and impulsive behavior.
Is Your Child Struggling with ADHD?
ADHD can present in different ways in children, but it may be why your child isn’t able to focus in class and makes impulsive decisions. Your child’s pediatrician in Tampa and Riverview, FL, will perform ADHD evaluations to see if they’re struggling with ADHD and it’s the reason for their inability to sit still or focus for more than small periods.
Your child’s pediatrician may suggest that your child start the medication to control their ADHD and help with their chemical imbalance. Medication doesn’t always work for every child, but it may be worth a try. Something that may help your child is establishing a strict routine with a clear and consistent bedtime as well as a healthy diet. It can also help your child to have an exercise routine to help get out some of the extra energy that they may be feeling.
Contact Your Child’s Pediatrician Today!
It’s important that you do everything possible to make sure that your child can succeed and can properly pay attention. Contact Dr. Elizabeth Yakubu and Dr. Alrick Drummond at Children’s Health Center in Tampa and Riverview, FL, to learn more about ADHD evaluations and how they may help your child. Call (813) 914-7772 for the office in Tampa, FL, and (813) 677-2222 for the office in Riverview, FL.