ADHD/ADD is a developmental condition that causes a child to not pay attention and one who is easily distractable, with or without accompanying hyperactivity. There are 3 types of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are (1) predominantly inattentive, (2) predominantly hyperactive/impulsive, and (3) combined. The underlying cause is due to malfunctioning neurotransmitters (hormones) in the brain.
Inattentive symptoms include poor listening, lacks follow-through, makes careless mistakes, strongly dislikes school work, and forgetfulness.
Hyperactive symptoms include fidgeting, squirming in seat, running about when inappropriate, cannot stand still for prolonged periods of time, excessive talking, difficulty waiting in lines, and interrupting in conversations or activities.
Both practitioners use a variety of tools to diagnose and treat ADHD/ADD such as the approved (by American Academy of Pediatrics -AAP and American Academy of Psychiatry-APA) Vanderbilt tests and the DSM-V (Psychiatric Diagnostic manual) for Diagnosis of ADD/ADHD.
Combined, they have over 30 years experience treating pediatric illnesses. They practice evidence-medicine through the AAP and APA and keep up to date on all the latest research and treatment modalities. Through their collaborative approach, they connect their patients and families with community based programs, work with schools and teachers in an effort to provide a collaborative approach to ADD/ADHD and provide the best outcome for their patients and families.