ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are chronic conditions that affect a child’s social skills and education. ADD/ADHD brings about a multitude of problems, including difficulty focusing on tasks, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. The symptoms, however, can vary and are often difficult to recognize. If you’re interested in ADD/ADHD testing or an evaluation, Pediatrics Levittown NY can help! Contact the Pediatric Associates of Plainview to make an appointment.
As opposed to ADHD, those who present symptoms with ADD generally lack the hyperactivity element. Those with ADD can often appear disinterested and or disorganized. It is also not uncommon for them to be forgetful and struggle with following directions. Some other common signs include:
The main symptoms of ADHD include inattention and hyperactive-compulsive behavior. These behaviors usually start before 12 years of age and can sometimes be noticeable in children as young as three years old. The symptoms can range from mild to moderate to severe and sometimes continue into their adult lives. These symptoms include:
If you are concerned your child may be showing signs of ADD/ADHD, Pediatrics Levittown NY can help. Among our many services, we offer testing and evaluation for ADD/ADHD and can advise you further on how to help your child succeed. Contact our office today to make an appointment!