Do you have a child who is irritable, easily bored, or always getting into trouble? If you are out of ideas for how to control your child, then it’s time to choose effective therapy for ADHD.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD affects the lives of roughly 10% of the population. It is most common among children and young adults and around three times more frequently found among boys than girls. People suffering from ADHD not only find it hard to function and get ahead in life, but have to battle the perception that their difficult behavior is the result of a bad personality. Closely related to ADHD is ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder, which is characterized by being persistently spaced out and unable to concentrate. Young people with ADD do not act hyperactively and are less likely to get into trouble at school, but have serious problems completing schoolwork and functioning socially.
Effective therapy for ADHD or ADD can help your child get ahead in life, get along better with teachers and peers, and fulfill his or her potential.
Signs of ADHD or ADD
It is often hard for a parent to tell the difference between ADHD/ ADD and regular ‘growing pains’ that are commonly exhibited during childhood and adolescence. If your child has three or more of the following symptoms and standard forms of discipline aren’t having positive effects, then you should seek out an assessment for ADHD or ADD by a therapist:
- Doesn’t listen when spoken to directly.
- Doesn’t pay attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities.
- Has a low tolerance for frustration.
- Has difficulty waiting turns.
- Often does not follow through on tasks.
- Has problems with organization.
- Often fidgets.
- Always loses things.
- Has difficulty in sustaining attention in tasks or play activities.
Children and adolescents with ADHD will typically get into trouble frequently at school, whether because of fighting with classmates, disobeying instructions, acting impulsively, or talking back to the teacher. They get frustrated easily and respond by giving up or lashing out in ways that can be highly disruptive at school and at home. If you are sick and tired of fielding complaints from the school that you are powerless to do anything about, it’s time to try another approach.
Therapy for ADHD & ADD in Auburn
At Erik Olesen & Associates, the secret of our success is combining psychotherapy with neurofeedback. Neurofeedback goes right to the root of the problem and works by training your son or daughter to regulate the irregular brainwaves that are responsible for the impulsive, disorganized, and excessively energetic behavior that characterizes ADHD. Neurofeedback is non-invasive and side-effect free and is certified as a Level 1 (highest level) evidence-based intervention for ADHD by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Through combining neurofeedback training with emotional therapy, we can help your child show a side of him or herself that will surprise teachers and parents alike!
Reach out for help
You don’t have to wear yourself out struggling alone with an ADHD child. Contact us today to find out about your options for effective therapy for ADHD today. We serve the communities of Auburn, Roseville, Sacramento, Rocklin, Grass Valley and the surrounding area. You can reach us by phone or by filling out the contact form.