Cases and diagnoses of ADHD have increased dramatically in the past several years according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The American Psychiatric Association.
It’s really difficult as a parent to know if their child is having issues with development or their environment or actually showing ADHD symptoms. Dr. Taz shares some underlying causes and tips from the integrative approach to managing ADHD:
What is ADHD?
ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder described as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that impedes daily life or standard development.
What is quotient testing?
The Quotient System is an FDA approved device that measures hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention as an aid in the evaluation of ADHD – analyzing a child’s micro-movements using advanced motion tracking technology. This computerized test takes less than half an hour in our office. After the test is finished, patterns of motion, accuracy of the responses, and fluctuations in attention state are quickly analyzed and scored using proprietary algorithms.
What we like most about Quotient is that it’s an objective test that doesn’t rely on people’s opinions, frustrations, or observations. It’s a computer tool that gives an objective score. Many times, the diagnosis is unclear. Your child’s symptoms might be anxiety, OCD, or some other diagnosis is masking itself as ADHD. But Quotient will help make that distinction.
If you have any questions regarding Quotient testing or are curious about our approach to help your child excel this school year, please reach out, we are here to partner with you on this journey!
At CentreSpringMD + Peds, we understand there can be many challenges along the road to diagnosing a child with ADHD. Our caring team of providers in Atlanta want to help support parents and care-givers every step of the way.