ADHD & BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS
Based upon an initial evaluation treatment will be tailored to meet the needs of the child. Treatment will likely include a combination of psycho-education, behavioral modification, behavioral parent training, and school consultation and support.
The goal of Behavioral Parent Training is to equip families with information and skills to increase confidence and self-sufficiency in setting limits and managing the behavior of their child. As children with attention or behavior difficulties grow, these symptoms can often become intertwined with other problems including, learning problems, organizational skills difficulties, family conflict, and social difficulties. Older children and better suited for individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which will help children and adolescents address their needs by increasing awareness of symptoms and proving tools for managing symptoms.
Children and teens with ADHD can struggle with symptoms that interfere with their lives that go well beyond their symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity, including difficulty with academics, behavior at school, poor relationships with peers and siblings, failure to obey adult requests and poor relationships with their parents. Other disorders treated include, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) and Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED).