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ADHD Evaluation

A Private Pediatric Practice & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians located in Orlando Metropolitan area , Longwood, FL

ADHD Evaluation

About ADHD Evaluation

At One World Pediatrics, the team of providers understands the challenges that children and families face when dealing with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They are dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans to support children with ADHD and their families. Schedule an appointment at the Longwood, Florida, office by phone or online.

ADHD Evaluation Q&A

How is ADHD evaluated?

ADHD evaluations at One World Pediatrics involve a thorough assessment of a child's developmental history, behavior, and academic performance. 

During the evaluation process, the pediatricians may use a combination of standardized rating scales, interviews with parents and teachers, and behavioral observations to gather information about the child's symptoms and functioning.

What are signs my child may have ADHD?

Recognizing the signs of ADHD can be the first step toward seeking help for your child. Some common signs and symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Difficulty paying attention or staying focused
  • Impulsivity and acting without thinking
  • Hyperactivity or excessive restlessness
  • Forgetfulness and disorganization
  • Difficulty following instructions or completing tasks

If you notice these behaviors consistently occurring across different settings, such as at home, school, and with peers, it may be a sign that your child could benefit from an evaluation for ADHD.

How is ADHD treated?

Treating ADHD often involves a multimodal approach tailored to the individual needs of each child. The One World Pediatrics team works closely with families to develop personalized treatment plans that may include:

Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral therapy focuses on teaching children coping skills, organizational strategies, and social skills to manage their symptoms and improve their functioning at home and school.

Medication Management 

In some cases, medication may be recommended to help manage symptoms of ADHD. The pediatricians carefully monitor medication usage and adjust dosages as needed to ensure optimal effectiveness and minimal side effects.

Parent Education and Support

One World Pediatrics believes that involving parents in the treatment process is crucial for the success of children with ADHD. They provide education and support to help parents better understand their child's condition and learn strategies for managing ADHD-related challenges at home.

Collaboration with Schools 

We collaborate closely with schools to advocate for appropriate accommodations and support services for children with ADHD. This may include developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 plans to address the child's unique needs in the classroom.

The One World Pediatrics team is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care for children with ADHD. If you have concerns about your child's behavior or academic performance, schedule an evaluation with experienced pediatricians online or by phone. 

Together, you and your provider can develop a personalized treatment plan to help your child thrive.