One of the keys to achieving an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment is to know who is best qualified to help you in your search for answers. At Carroll Counseling Center’s Attention and Learning Disorders Clinic we have assembled a group of distinguished professionals. Here you will find psychologists trained in the field of neurological, behavioral, and educational testing, and treatment of these conditions. Child and adult psychiatrists are on site when medication may become part of your treatment.
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a biological disorder that affects 3-5% of school-age children and is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. Children with ADHD often:
- Have difficulty sustaining attention to tasks or leisure activities
- Do not seem to listen when spoken to
- Fail to finish schoolwork or chores
- Lose personal belongings and forget day-to-day things
- Are easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
- Fidget or leave their seat
- Have difficulty engaging in activities quietly
- Act as if “driven by a motor”
- Talk excessively or interrupt others
- Have difficulty waiting their turn
The onset of ADHD is in early childhood, before the age of 7
- Nearly 2/3 of clinically referred children with ADHD have other problems, such as learning disabilities, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, and depression
- Nearly 2/3 of children with ADHD will continue to experience symptoms throughout their lives