Tracey & Holly's
Have a homework basket, drawer, or other space designated for homework supplies only!
This alleviates the opportunity for procrastination and the many distractions that come from searching for pencils, pencil sharpeners, paper, and markers.
Remember keep it simple.
ASK THE EXPERTS!
Q: I saw you on Fox 25 News discussing the new AAP guidelines for diagnosing ADHD in children as young as four. I have concerns about my four year olds challenging behavior, what can I expect if I bring up these concerns to my pediatrician?
A: This is a question that many parents are wondering about. First of all you can be assured that a diagnosis at this age will be given with caution and only when there are extreme challenges. You can expect your pediatrician to ask questions about what you are experiencing and what others experience when they are caring for your child. If warranted your pediatrician will give you forms that you, along with teachers or other caretakers will fill out. These forms ask you questions related to attentional and impulsive behaviors. After your pediatrician analyzes these forms along with the conversation you had they will decide whether or not a diagnosis is appropriate. In some cases they may recommend further testing to learn more.
If you have a confidential question, please email us and and we'll answer it!
Tracey Bromley Goodwin, M.Ed. & Holly Oberacker, ATR, LMHC