ADD & ADHD Treatment in Petaluma
We all know kids (and adults!) 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 it’s normal for kids to forget their homework, daydream during class or act without thinking, inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. 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 child.
Children with ADHD Often:
- 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”
Adults with ADHD Often:
- Can’t focus and stay on task
- Can’t complete projects
- Procrasatinate, procrastinate, procrastinate
- Are disorganized
- Lose things all the time
Whether or not you or 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. Adults with attention and hyperactivity issues suffer similarly, and often have difficulties in their work and home life.
Neurofeedback can make a dramatic difference in you and your child’s symptoms. With the right approach, your child can get on track for success in all areas of life.
If you’re interested in learning more about neurofeedback for ADD and ADHD, contact me today. I would be happy to share how I can help and and your child achieve success and grow.