Our Brookfield, IL and Addison, IL, team can create a custom ADHD treatment plan for your child.
If your child has just been diagnosed with ADHD, chances are good that you have questions, particularly about their treatment plan. Our Brookfield, and Addison, IL, doctor Dr. Walter Perez has worked with kids and teens with ADHD and provides customized treatment plans based on their symptoms, severity and more. Here are some common ways to manage your child’s ADHD symptoms.
ADHD Treatment and Your Child
While there isn’t a way to cure ADHD, symptoms can be managed with behavioral interventions and medications. Together this combo can work wonders. That’s why early diagnosis and treatment are essential. A child psychologist can also provide behavioral tactics and ways to cope with ADHD symptoms for your child and the whole family.
Behavioral Strategies to Improve ADHD
Here are some helpful behavioral tips that can help your child better manage their ADHD,
Provide rewards for good behavior: Your child’s good behavior should not go unnoticed. Good behaviors must be rewarded and praised regularly so that children can begin to understand what behaviors are desirable. This may also help improve the likelihood that they will keep displaying these behaviors.
Give clear instructions or directions: Since children with ADHD may have trouble listening to instructions, it’s important that you provide clear, thoughtful directions with short, easy, actionable steps. Make sure to give eye contact to make sure they are giving you their full attention.
Create a healthy routine: If your child is taking ADHD medication, they must take it as prescribed. You should feel free to contact our Brookfield, IL, and Addison, IL, team if you have any questions or concerns about their medication or treatment plan. It’s important that your child is eating a healthy, balanced diet, adequate water consumption, regular exercise and following a sleep schedule.
Be a good role model: When it comes to showing a healthy lifestyle and great social skills, lead by example. Show your child the importance of creating and cultivating healthy, happy relationships. You can also show your child how to socialize and help them develop relationships by hosting play dates and getting them involved in after-school activities.
A to Z Pediatric and Youth Healthcare provides comprehensive pediatric and family medicine services to Brookfield and Addison, IL. Whether your child has been diagnosed with ADHD or you suspect they may have ADHD, our team can help. Call us at (708) 905-5993 or (630) 757-4010.