Does your child:
– struggle to complete chores and tasks, homework, other projects?
– have a hard time focusing or concentrating?
– have difficulty completing chores and projects?
– seem completely overwhelmed when it comes to organizing their room or their homework?
– act like keeping a schedule of homework and activities is impossible?
– talk excessively?
– constantly move, barely able to sit through a meal?
– get distracted by even the smallest changes in the environment?
– withdraw from you or their friends?
– appear anxious or sad?
These can be symptoms of ADHD; however, sometimes these can be symptoms of other emotional and behavioral issues including anxiety, sadness, or grief. Identifying the difference is important. It allows clinicians to use the most effective interventions for your child’s specific issue. Using effective interventions for your child’s specific issue means the situation can be improved more quickly and longer term consequences for the child and the family can be reduced.
At AdultSpan Counseling, Dr. Kimberly Kilgore conducts thorough evaluations that address your specific concerns. Information can be collected from family members, teachers and other caregivers and providers (only with parent/guardian permission). Various pen and paper assessments can be completed to provide additional information. These assessments are designed to help identify attentional problems, difficulty focusing, over-activity or hyperactivity, anxiety, poor social interaction skills, sadness, possible autism-related issues, and behavioral concerns.
At the initial session, Dr. Kilgore will hear your concerns, describe the assessment process, and answer your questions. After the assessment process is complete, Dr. Kilgore will discuss the results and a specific plan for your child and your family.
If you, or someone you know, has a child who seems to be struggling at home and/or at school and would like more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly Kilgore at AdultSpan Counseling at 402-325-0117 ext. 2.