ADD/ADHD

ADHD:

The physicians at Green Mountain Pediatrics believe that the most effective approach to managing ADD is possible only after a thorough and individualized evaluation.

Attention Deficit Disorder is defined as a disorder in which individuals who have difficulty maintaining an attention span and who exhibit impulsive behaviors.

The condition is also called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The condition that caused impairments were present before the age of 7 years and has persisted for more than 6 months.

There are 3 categories:

  • mostly inattentive
  • mostly hyperactive
  • combined

At Green Mountain Pediatrics Drs. Paston and Schloegel systematically evaluate each child individually and treat according to specific needs and differences.

Evaluation:

medical evaluation includes:

  1. screening for hyperthyroidism, poor nutrition, sleep disturbance issues
  2. screeing for overlapping psychological problems such as conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, anxiety
  3. evaluation of data from parents, patient, teachers
  4. Individualized therapy depending on findings

Coaching:

  • relationship skills
  • time management
  • individualized
  • weekly-monthly

Goals:

  1. improved academic performance
  2. less anxiety
  3. improved social interactions/friendships
  4. organizational skills
  5. develop strategies to help set goals at home and in school.
  6. time management
  7. student advocacy
  8. familiarization with 504 accommodation (more time on exam, peer note taker, books on tapes)
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