Is it ADHD?
Q. My first grader’s teacher is concerned that he may have ADHD. He can be active, but he’s also young. What should I do?
A. Almost all children have times when they seem overly active or have trouble focusing. Differentiating normal childhood activity from symptoms of ADHD can be very difficult. As children enter school, their teachers are an invaluable resource for identifying when these behaviors may be more pronounced than typical. If you or your child’s teacher have concerns, the best thing to do is to see your child’s pediatrician. Your pediatrician will rule out any underlying medical causes and guide you through the possible diagnosis and treatment options. The diagnosis of ADHD can be very scary. Keep in mind that our goal is to help your child succeed. Having an accurate diagnosis is vital in structuring the support that your child needs..
Dr. Lisa Shumate | MD Pediatric Associates | www.mdpedi.com