ADHD is a neurobehavioral condition known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Nearly 10 percent of children in the U.S. are affected by ADHD, which is associated with symptoms such as inattention and hyperactivity. Dr. Albert Holloway, the skilled and caring pediatrician at Payne and Holloway Pediatrics in Montgomery, AL, conducts ADHD evaluations and can develop an individualized treatment plan to help your child better manage ADHD behaviors.
Children with ADHD tend to display certain symptoms that can contribute to behavioral issues. For instance, kids with ADHD tend to be impulsive and have difficulty sitting still for extended periods, which can lead to them wandering around when it is not appropriate, such as during school. Some symptoms commonly associated with ADHD include:
- Resistance or defiance
- Trouble focusing
- Inability to sit still
- Temper tantrums
ADHD Evaluation and Treatment
The experienced and knowledgeable pediatric staff at our office in Montgomery, AL, perform ADHD evaluations that can aid in developing an individualized treatment plan for your child. An ADHD evaluation takes into account several factors, including the child’s age, developmental level, and symptoms. For an ADHD diagnosis to be made, symptoms must be displayed in various settings and interfere with daily life.
Treatment for ADHD will differ from one child to the next, but could include learning behavior management techniques, developing a consistent daily routine, and eating a healthy diet. Some children also benefit from prescription medications that improve their ability to focus.
Kids can learn to better manage behaviors through a variety of techniques, such as behavioral training or therapy. Teaching children skills for managing their behaviors can lead to improved learning and school performance. Social skills can also improve as a result, which leads to more positive interactions with others.
An ADHD evaluation helps determine if your child is truly affected by the disorder, and helps identify the specific behavioral areas they struggle with, such as hyperactivity or impulsivity. For an ADHD evaluation in Montgomery, AL, schedule an appointment with Dr. Holloway by calling Payne and Holloway Pediatrics at (334) 244-7209.