Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is defined as a neurological disorder characterised by core symptoms of inattentiveness, distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
Attention Deficit Disorder is defined as a neurological disorder characterised by core symptoms of inattentiveness, distractibility, disorganisation, seems to be daydreaming
What it does to your child…
ADHD tends to be seen as a debilitation and a distraction to themselves and others. This inevitably leads to suggestions of separating the child from others and putting the child onto medication.
What to do…
ADHD and ADD need to be diagnosed by either a paediatric neurologist, developmental paediatrician or a paediatric psychiatrist. Here the parent and child will get medical assistance to manage the child and his/her performance in a school set up as well as socially.
Therapy helps the parent and child to understand the behaviour and symptoms and to accept how their mind and body works, and helps train the parent and child with specific tools to deal with their condition.