Treatments for Kids with ADD/ADHD in Scottsdale and Glendale, AZ
At KidsHealth Pediatrics, Doctor Maria Nabong Provides Evaluation & Treatment for Children With ADHD / ADD Disorders. Doctor Nabong Will Provide a Treatment Plan Unique to Your Child’s Needs. To Book an Appointment, Please Call. We have 2 Pediatric Offices in Scottsdale and Glendale, AZ.
At KidsHealth Pediatrics, Dr. Maria Nabong sees many children whose parents are concerned about their children having ADHD or ADD. You’ve likely heard about these common childhood disorders but may be unaware of the symptoms or the difference between the two. Some basic facts about ADD and ADHD are in this post!
What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder is considered a behavioral disorder that affects between 5 and 10% of children. Symptoms commonly include restlessness, fidgeting, lack of interest or focus, and impulsive actions. A child with ADHD may be unable to sit still during class, particularly if the subject is one they aren’t interested in learning. They may snap their fingers, tap their feet on the floor, or make excessive noise in places where everyone else is quiet. Although your Scottsdale pediatrician Dr. Nabong reminds parents that all children display these types of behaviors from time to time, ADHD is considered when the behaviors continue over a long period of time in various settings – school, home, or in public places – and affect the way they interact with others.
What is ADD?
In many ways, ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder, mimics ADHD. The major difference is that hyperactivity is negligible or absent. Clinically, ADD is known as the “inattentive subtype” of ADHD. A child with ADD may be very calm and collected but unable to adequately focus or complete tasks, giving others the impression that they are “zoned out.” This may make their condition less evident; parents may also be mistakenly concerned that their child has a learning disability.
A thorough consultation with your Scottsdale, AZ pediatrician Doctor Maria Nabong will help determine the most accurate diagnosis for your child. Contact KidsHealth Pediatrics today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nabong! We have 2 locations in Scottsdale and Glendale, AZ!