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How to Handle ADHD Kids at Home? | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is the most common mental health disorder syndrome which can found in toddlerhood and can go till adulthood. Children with ADHD have signs of inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity which may interfere in school life and home also. 

Symptoms of ADHD in child

Symptoms can fluctuate from children to children, based on the intensity of symptoms but mostly personality contains the combination of hyperactivity, lack of concentration, and unable to control impulsiveness. Some of the traits are:

  • Always on the ‘GO’ and look like they have a motor-driven in their body.
  • Being squirmy and often twist fingers.
  • Doesn’t follow instructions leading to lack of nutrition and homework schedules.
  • Talk excessively and concentration shifts towards what others are doing.
  • Irritate others and intro others.
  • Poor sitting power, losses things, cry often.
  • Often daydreams and shifts I hobby.

ADHD comes in combination with autism many times. In one-third of cases, it leads to a combination of Autism Spectrum Disorder that can affect language, behavior, social, and learning skill of kids. This combination is mostly seen in kids with nearly 3 years of age.

Assessment

Usually, every kid is naughty at the peak of her age. So, it becomes difficult for parents to understand neither its ADHD or not. Hence, it’s important to seek help from a Psychologist or Pediatrician near you for assessment. Many Psychological Tests like Corners Scale, Vanderbilt ADHD Scales are available for diagnosis. After the confirmation only it is advisable to start treatment courses.

Medications 

Treatment of ADHD can be varying from children and adults, not every person with ADHD takes the same drugs. There are 5 types of medication licensed or the treatment of ADHD: 

Methylphenidate

Dexamfetamine

Lisdexamfetamine

Atomoxetine

Guanfacine                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Occupational therapy

 A psychologist always refers to Occupational Therapy to ADHD kids as prior treatment. Occupational Therapists are available at www.myfitbrain.in to provide therapy that will help the child to attend and learn various adapting activities. Occupational Therapists conduct an assessment and being intervention as required. Occupational Therapy often works with children to help them to develop self-regulation and teach children strategies to address these challenging areas.

Behavior therapy

Behavior Therapy helps ADHD kids to manage their hyper activities, impulsiveness, and inattentions. Behavioural Therapy can teach children skills that will benefit them as they grow up, Behavioural Therapy focuses on replacing negative habits and action with positive ones. You can get connected to our Behaviour Therapists online at www.myfitbrain.in

Yoga and meditation 

Meditation and yoga are very good ways to manage your ADHD symptoms. Meditation helps to strengthen your ability to control your attention power. Yoga will help to boost your self-esteem, lower your stress, and also helps in losing your weight.

Special education

ADHD can affect a student’s behavior, learning ability, emotion, and relationship too. Special Education can help these students to learn and manage issues and provide encouraging support. They help to design a behavioral program to address specific problems in the classroom.

Love! No punishments 

Never punish an ADHD child, because their behavior is all outside their control. You should not ignore your kids or interrupt them always for better discipline. However, providing a child suffering from ADHD positive attention is a very good investment. Forcing a child with ADHD to stay in for recess may worsen behavior problems. Parents should explain the reason for doing a task in a clear or positive manner. Negative language can be hurtful or can make the disruptive behavior of your child worsen.

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