ADHD & 22q

You might have heard us talking about Bella and I both having ADHD

Bella is currently getting treatment for ADHD She has accommodations with the school in her Iep

Bella sees a therapist once a week or every two weeks during the summer and while in school to help talk about issues and things that are keeping her panic ridden or have caused distress sometimes it's not always easy bringing things up with mom and dad. Sometimes mom and dad don't know what to do or how to best cope. We can only go by what has worked with us but Bella is a different person and has different needs then we do so we have had Bella get a neuropsyc evuauation when she was 5 to get her the help she needs and services started for school. Now that Bella is entering purberty we had another nero evulation just last year and over the year we have gone to mary free bed once a week for treatment with speech, ot, and pt. However Theraphy has been one of the most helpful things. Our biggest resource has been using a system called ticket time where she earns tickets basked of the tasks she gets. Then she banks them up developing the intrestic values or a reward system aka positive reinforcement.

 

A question I get asked often is what is ADHD and Is ADHD a mental disorder?

Yes, there is professional consensus that ADD is a mental disorder.

What is a ADHD?

ADHD stands for Hyper attention deficit disorder. ADHD is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.

People with ADHD have a difficult time focusing keeping mentally and physically still  While there is not presently a cure for a ADHD, it can be treated with medication and counseling

.https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml

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