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Navigating ADHD: A Guide for Parents

As a parent, it’s natural to have concerns about your child’s development and well-being. If you’ve noticed that your child struggles with attention, focus, and impulsivity, you may be wondering if ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a factor. At the Learning Evaluation Center, we understand your concerns, and we’re here to provide guidance and support through the journey of understanding and managing ADHD.

Recognizing Signs of ADHD

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a child’s ability to pay attention, control impulsive behaviors, and manage hyperactivity levels. While it’s common for children to be active and occasionally inattentive, ADHD symptoms go beyond typical childhood behavior. Common signs of ADHD include:

  • Difficulty staying focused on tasks or activities
  • Frequent forgetfulness, especially with daily responsibilities
  • Impulsivity, often leading to interruptions and poor decision-making
  • Restlessness and constant fidgeting
  • Struggles with organization and time management

If you’ve observed these behaviors in your child consistently, it’s essential to consider a thorough assessment.

The Importance of a Learning Assessment

A learning evaluation is a crucial first step in determining whether your child has ADHD. It involves evaluating various aspects of their cognitive and academic abilities. At the Learning Evaluation Center, we offer comprehensive learning assessments that specifically target ADHD symptoms, focusing on attention span, impulse control, and hyperactivity levels. These evaluations use standardized tests, behavioral observations, and interviews to provide a clear picture of your child’s challenges. A psychoeducational evaluation assesses your child’s learning abilities, including reading, writing, and mathematical skills. It can help identify any learning disabilities that may coexist with ADHD, ensuring a complete understanding of your child’s needs. Most importantly, our evaluations include recommendations that can be used to create a 504 or Individualized Education Plan to help your child get more support at school.

If you suspect that your child may have ADHD, seeking professional guidance is crucial. Our team of experienced professionals specializes in assessing and diagnosing ADHD in children. We understand the unique challenges and concerns that parents face when navigating this journey. Understanding and addressing ADHD early can make a significant difference in your child’s life. With the right support, strategies, and interventions, children with ADHD can thrive academically and socially. Our team is dedicated to helping parents like you make informed decisions and create a path for your child’s success.

As a parent, your child’s well-being is your top priority. If you suspect that your child may have ADHD, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Learning Evaluation Center. Our comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations are designed to provide you with the insights and guidance you need to support your child’s journey towards a brighter future.

Remember, you’re not alone on this path. Together, we can navigate ADHD and ensure that your child receives the attention and support they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards understanding and managing ADHD in your child.

Learning Evaluation Center

The LEC opened in 2016 to provide high-quality, multidisciplinary evaluations for children ages 4 through 21 living in the greater Denver community.

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