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Understanding ADHD: Assessment and Treatment

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can significantly impact a child's learning ability, self-esteem, and overall academic success. If your child is showing symptoms of ADHD, it’s best to seek professional help. An individual with ADHD will have unique needs and require personalised treatments. We collaborate with licensed psychologists to conduct thorough ADHD assessments in Singapore. Our educational therapists will also provide an in-house academic assessment to underpin an effective individualised learning plan for your child.

An Introduction to ADHD

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. It causes various behavioural and developmental problems. It is more commonly found in children than adults but can also be diagnosed in teens and adults. A chemical imbalance causes it in the brain, affecting how certain hormones and neurotransmitters work. This can cause people with ADHD to be constantly distracted, impulsive, or have difficulty controlling their behaviour.

Symptoms of ADHD

The most common symptoms of ADHD include problems with focus and concentration, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and difficulty controlling emotions.

Other signs of ADHD may include:
-Difficulty following instructions or completing tasks
-Being easily distracted by things around them
-Trouble getting along with others
-Struggling to stay organised
-Poor time management skills
-Low frustration tolerance

We encourage parents who notice these symptoms to talk to their paediatrician or healthcare provider to provide guidance on the next steps. An ADHD assessment is often used to diagnose the disorder. It may involve tests and interviews with healthcare professionals, teachers, and family members. Early intervention is best. ADHD can sometimes impact a child's academic, social, and emotional development.

Benefits of ADHD Assessment

ADHD assessment in Singapore can be a beneficial tool for parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals to understand better the root cause of a child's behavioural issues. The assessment helps identify potential learning difficulties or other possible mental health issues that may co-occur with ADHD.

An ADHD assessment helps determine the necessary steps to manage the disorder. Such actions may include a combination of therapies, lifestyle changes, and medications.

Common Treatments for ADHD

ADHD can be effectively managed with the right treatment plan. Common ADHD treatments in Singapore include:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): This ADHD therapy focuses on changing negative thought patterns and behaviours. It can help children manage their emotions better and avoid impulsive decisions.
Medication: Medications, non-stimulants, or antidepressants can help improve focus and concentration and reduce hyperactivity.
Dietary Changes: Eating a healthy diet and avoiding certain foods may help to improve symptoms of ADHD. This includes limiting sugar, high-caffeine drinks, and processed foods.
Exercise: Regular physical activity has been found to be beneficial for reducing symptoms of ADHD. Exercise can help improve focus and concentration and reduce stress levels.
Parental Involvement: Parents play a critical role in helping their child manage their ADHD. Parents must be involved in their child's treatment plan and provide support and guidance.
Educational therapy for ADHD: An educational therapist can help individuals with ADHD to strengthen their attention and focus while mitigating their behavioural symptoms.

It's worth noting that treatment is not one-size-fits-all, and what works for one person may not work for another.

What Can Tink It Do For You?

Our company provides academic assessments and intervention programmes in Singapore designed to help children and their families manage the disorder. Our experienced educational therapists will work with you to identify the most effective plan to suit your child’s needs.

We understand how difficult it can be for a parent when your child is struggling with ADHD, which is why we are committed to providing the highest quality of care and support.

ADHD can be managed with a lot of patience, repetition and empathy. While it is part of your child, we can help to bring out other strengths and wonderful qualities in them.

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ADHD is a manageable condition with the right support, intervention, and resources. If you suspect that your child may have ADHD, we are here to help.

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