ADD/ADHD Counseling

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We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who blurt out inappropriate comments, or don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them. 

While we usually think of  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a childhood disorder, it is a neurodevelopmental disorder that continues to adulthood. Just like children, adults with ADHD can struggle with executive dysfunction, like decision making, organization, time management, and multiple-step directions. 

It's normal for kids to forget homework, daydream during class, or act without thinking sometimes.  ADHD makes it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement to speech to assertiveness.

Some children with ADHD may be constantly in motion, bouncing off the walls and disrupting others around them. Other children with ADHD may sit quietly, with their attention miles away.

There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one person.

People with ADHD may:

  • Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
  • Appear not to be listening when spoken to
  • Constantly fidget and squirm
  • Talk excessively
  • Act without thinking
  • Interrupt often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
  • Have a quick temper or “short fuse”

Whether or not your child’s symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are due to ADHD, they can cause problems if left untreated. Children who can’t focus or control themselves or get into trouble at school often find it hard to make friends. These frustrations can later lead to low self-esteem as well as friction for the whole family.

Treatment can make a dramatic difference in your child’s symptoms. With the right support, your child can get on track for success in all areas of life.

If you're interested in learning more about therapy for children and adults with ADHD, contact us to day for a free consultation. We would be happy to share how we can help! 

ADHD specialists at Summer Counseling include