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plans to give you hope and a future.             
                                                                                              Jer 29:11


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"Even though medication can be effective and very helpful (for children with attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder), it's not a panacea"   Monitor on  Psychology, Feb. 2013,p.46.

 

An estimated 7 percent of children ages 3 to 17 are affected with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Medication has become the most common treatment for ADHD. Yet there are concerns about side-effects and long-term impact, especially for younger children. There is an increasing volume of research showing that behavioral treatments for ADHD are highly effective. Here are a few that you and your child can both start benefiting from right now:

  • Catch children being good. ADHD children are often responded to for their negative behaviors. Try commenting when they are doing something right so they start getting attention for good behavior.
     
  • Give instructions one-step-at-a-time. Keep it simple. Give straightforward instructions and wait for them to complete one task before giving them another. Help them set goals and reward them when they meet these goals.
     
  •  Exercise and sleep. Research is showing that even a few minutes of physical activity a day helps ADHD children (who need an outlet for all their energy) ignore distractions, stay task focused, and boost their academic performance. Sleep is another no-cost intervention. Even just a half-hour of extra sleep can keep kids from being restless and improve their behavior.
     
  • Develop structure early. Introduce preschoolers to reading and number activities to give them the extra head start they need.

 

At HOPE, a variety of psychological services are provided to individuals, couples, families, organizations, and companies with a Christian perspective. 
 


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Lexington, MA 02421
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