It's worthwhile to evaluate your child for ADHD when symptoms are present because early identification and management of the condition can significantly improve your child's academic and social functioning. Our providers at Pediatric Specialists of Pendleton can conduct a thorough evaluation that includes a medical history, physical examination, and assessment of symptoms (inattentiveness, hyperactivity, disorganization, or problems prioritizing) and their impact on your child's daily life. We can also provide guidance and support on managing ADHD and helping your child thrive.
Developing healthy coping habits is essential for teenagers with ADHD. This helps them to manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being. Some examples include periodic exercise, getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, and practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or mindfulness. It's also beneficial to establish a structured routine to provide a sense of predictability and stability for teenagers with ADHD.
Management for this behavioral condition is different for everyone. Our providers can provide additional support for teenagers with ADHD by monitoring their symptoms and adjusting their medication or treatment plan. They can also provide guidance and resources for managing ADHD-related challenges, such as organization and time management.