ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Keep in mind, however, that not all children with ADHD are hyperactive.  If your child’s teacher has been making comments that he/she is inattentive, hyper, easily distracted, not focusing or concentrating then keep reading.  There are professionals such as neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health providers who can confirm if this is indeed what your child is facing.  Then you can take that information to your child’s school, where they may be eligible for accommodations via a 504 plan to help them succeed.  Examples of accommodations are: preferential seating (near the teacher or instruction area), written homework assignments, and giving extra time and a quiet space to complete classwork or tests.  If you require any further information or would like to discuss how Family Values Counseling LLC can help your child contact (973) 202-6580.