managing healthcare in a new town

Moving to a new town comes with a lot of tasks to get done. Not only do you have to get all of your belongings moved, but you have to make changes to your medical care facilities. So, when you get to your new home town, do you know what health care clinics you can rely on for the care of your family? Will you couple your family's healthcare with both a clinic and a PCP? This blog will give you several suggestions about how to manage the changes in your family's healthcare adaptations to ensure you receive the best possible care in your new home town.

3 Signs Your Child May Have ADHD


Are you concerned about your child's performance in school? Or are you worried about your child's ability to pay attention to even the most basic instructions? If so, it may have crossed your mind that your child has ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is common among young children. It's not always obvious if ADHD is the cause of a child's problems though. Many of the symptoms of ADHD are common among many children, so an inability to pay attention doesn't necessarily mean that a child has the disorder. However, if you are concerned that your child has ADHD, an ADHD evaluation could prove beneficial. Here are three signs that your child may have ADHD:

1. Focus on self. One of the biggest signs of ADHD is that the child tends to focus only on himself or herself. This can manifest itself in a few different ways. For example, he or she may have trouble waiting his or her turn, or may not respect the idea of waiting in line. He or she may cut other people off when they're speaking. Or they may have extreme difficulty in sharing toys or sharing a parent's attention or affection.

Again, sharing can be a problem for many kids, so this alone isn't necessarily a sign that your child has ADHD. However, combined with other symptoms, this could be a good reason to get an ADHD evaluation.

2. Uncompleted tasks. Children with ADHD are often highly creative and have vivid imaginations. They're not less intelligent or less bright than other kids. They simply have trouble focusing on the details needed to complete important tasks. If your child has ADHD, he or she may have enough creativity to come up with big plans or projects. However, seeing those projects through to completion could be a challenge. Watch them as they work on school projects or elaborate play ideas. Do they finish them? If leaving things unfinished is a regular theme, an ADHD evaluation could be in order.

3. Simple mistakes. Kids who have ADHD are often perceived to be less intelligent because they make careless mistakes when completing schoolwork or other tasks. Usually, though, intelligence isn't the issue. Rather, it's an inability to pay attention to small, but important, details. For example, a child with ADHD may know how to complete a math problem, but may simply miss an important step in finding the solution. As a result, they may get the wrong answer and the perception could be that they don't understand the work.

For more information, talk to a doctor who performs ADHD evaluations at Rainbow Pediatrics. They can identify whether ADHD is the source of the issues and help you and your child find a resolution. 


24 August 2015