There are many behavior concerns with children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Some of these behaviors include: constant moving, fidgeting, failure to listen, trouble playing quietly, talking excessively and interrupting, becoming easily distracted, inability to focus, difficulty finishing tasks, impulsivity, and consistently losing possessions. My goal is to help you and your child to understand the disorder, so that together we can determine the best comprehensive plan for treating its symptoms.
All children are oppositional from time to time (especially when they are tired, hungry or upset). However, Oppositional Defiant Disorder presents an ongoing pattern of uncooperative, defiant, and aggressive behavior toward others that interferes with their day-to-day functioning. Some of these symptoms can include: frequent temper tantrums, excessive arguing, questioning rules, active defiance, refusal to comply to rules, deliberate attempts to annoy and upset others, blaming others for their mistakes and misbehavior, frequent anger and resentment, a spiteful attitude, and revenge seeking. I will teach you the strategies which will allow you to cope and rectify this behavior, so that both you and your child can lead happy, healthy lives.