When is Hyperactivity in Children No Longer Considered Normal?
ADHD Tests Can Help Determine if a Real Problem Exists
To a certain degree, hyperactivity in children is considered to be normal. On the other hand, as they grow older, hyperactivity in children should begin to decline.
When a child continues to exhibit signs of hyperactivity, or has problems with concentration and impulsivity, it may be necessary to conduct ADHD tests in order to determine if your child has a more severe problem.
If you feel your child should undergo testing to identify cognitive problems, there are several steps you need to take. These include:
- Contact your family doctor and request ADHD tests be conducted. Be sure your doctor has experience with diagnosing hyperactivity in children.
- Ask your school to conduct ADHD tests on your child. Upon your request, the school is obligated to conduct the ADHD tests and then report the results to you. If your child does suffer from ADHD, he or she may be eligible for special services.
- Maintain frequent contact and open communication with your doctor and school in order to develop a program that will be successful for your child.
Coping with hyperactivity in children can be difficult for both parents and teachers. By addressing the problem early and beginning an intervention program, however, you can reduce the problems your child will face from his or her problem.
Medication is commonly prescribed to treat hyperactivity in children. Unfortunately, medication may create many negative side effects and is not always effective. If left untreated, and as children grow older, medication in treating ADD and ADHD in adults has elicited limited successes.
A much better method for treatment is to use the clinically-proven AttenGo program, a neuro-cognitive training program. This program will, increase focus and decrease hyperactivity in both children and adults.
To learn more about AttenGo and how it can help, please explore our website and contact us if you have any questions.