Living with ADHD can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to limit you or your child’s potential. At Interborough, we specialize in ADHD therapy for both children and adults, providing strategies and support tailored to each individual’s unique needs.
Our experienced therapists use a blend of traditional and innovative approaches to help manage symptoms, improve focus, and enhance overall well-being. We believe in empowering our clients, helping them turn ADHD into an asset rather than a hindrance. Our goal is to enable you or your child to thrive in all aspects of life, from academic and professional achievements to personal relationships and self-esteem.
It is normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream during class, act without thinking, or get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD can lead to problems at home and school and affect your child’s ability to learn and get along with others.
For a child to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity must be chronic or long-lasting, impair the child’s functioning, and cause a drop in normal development for his or her age. A clinician will also ensure that any ADHD symptoms are not due to another medical or psychiatric condition.
ADHD symptoms may appear as early as the age of three and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms of ADHD can be mistaken for emotional or disciplinary problems or even missed entirely in quiet, well-behaved children, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD. Some children with ADHD only have problems with one of the behaviors, while others have both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. Most children have the combined type of ADHD.
The two main symptoms of ADHD are inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity. Inattention means that the child has trouble focusing, has difficulty keeping focus, or cannot remain organized.
That being said, doctors have concluded that medication combined with behavior therapy is the optimal treatment of children with ADHD. While medication works on a neurological level to regulate the brain, behavior therapy addresses specific problem behaviors by teaching the child how to structure their time, establish predictability and routines, and increase positive outcomes.
Consider our Child Mental Health Services for continued support. We specialize in addressing a range of mental health challenges, offering compassionate care and effective strategies for children and families.