Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

If you answered "yes" to several of the questions above, you may have ADHD. This is even more likely if you have a child who has been diagnosed with ADHD. If your symptoms are getting in the way of your work or relationships, it's likely you need support in learning new executive functioning skills. 

Your child might have ADHD if:

There are three types of ADHD that are diagnosed:

While the official diagnosis name suggests a lack of attention, the ADHD brain actually has an interest-based attention system. The ADHD brain has difficulty attending to the thing that is most important (i.e. the teacher talking vs. the bird outside, completing schoolwork vs. playing video games).  This is a problem with struggling executive functioning skills, such as impulse control, emotional regulation, planning, and organizing. Improving executive functioning skills requires work in the home, classroom, and therapy office. I can help assess executive functioning strengths and struggles. These  findings, as well as the child's current difficulty, will direct the techniques used and taught in session. Medication may need to be considered as a treatment option as well. You can read more of my thoughts on the interplay of therapy and medication here. 

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