If your child struggles to sit still or pay attention at school or work, attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could be the reason. Highly trained pediatrician Samuel Addo, MD, PhD, in Hamilton, New Jersey, offers ADD/ADHD evaluations to diagnose attention deficit disorders and treat them as needed. Call the practice, Samuel Boi Addo MD PC, today to schedule an assessment or book one online.request an appointment
ADD/ADHD evaluations at Samuel Boi Addo MD PC include assessments that help Dr. Addo detect or rule out conditions that make paying attention and sitting still tricky for children.
ADD causes focus problems, while ADHD makes focusing and sitting still challenging. Proper evaluation and treatment at Samuel Boi Addo MD PC can dramatically improve your child’s quality of life.
Are ADD/ADHD evaluations right for my child?
If your child shows signs of ADD or ADHD, they’re suitable for an ADD/ADHD evaluation. Common symptoms of attention deficit disorders include:
- Difficulty paying attention
- Difficulty completing everyday tasks
- Being disorganized
- Losing focus easily
- Getting poor grades in school
- Performing poorly at work
- Getting distracted often
- Difficulty sitting still
- Blurting out answers at school
- Interrupting other people
- Poor planning
- Impulsive behaviors
- Always being in motion
Call Samuel Boi Addo MD PC at the first sign of a problem to get your child the treatment needed to thrive in their environment.
What should I expect during ADD/ADHD evaluations?
During ADD/ADHD evaluations at Samuel Boi Addo MD PC, Dr. Addo checks your child’s vital signs, completes a physical exam, and gathers information about their habits, lifestyle, and symptoms.
Dr. Addo asks questions about their performance and behavior at home, school, and when participating in extracurricular activities. He asks you or your child a series of questions and does specialized testing to assess their ability to sit still, pay attention, focus, and stay on track to reach developmental milestones.
He determines if your child has ADD or ADHD and develops a treatment plan based on their unique needs.
What are the treatments for ADD and ADHD?
Common ADD/ADHD treatments include:
Making lifestyle changes helps patients with ADD or ADHD thrive. Help your child set a regular routine, create to-do lists, break down tasks into manageable steps, and take extra steps to stay organized.
Taking prescribed medications can help people with ADD or ADHD focus better, sit still longer, and perform better at work, school, and relationships.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other talk-therapy treatments help your child learn to better cope with their condition and thrive in their environment.
Call the office today or go online to schedule ADD/ADHD evaluations at Samuel Boi Addo MD PC.