Children with ADHD often find themselves in a difficult situation when it comes to focusing on any task or controlling their attention at home, school or elsewhere. They are pretty impulsive, take actions without thinking, always feel distracted and sometimes can even face severe challenges in conducting their day-to-day task. Children with ADHD syndrome are often highly intelligent but due to focus and concentration issues, face problems in performing even a simple task. These symptoms sometimes last longer and can continue to trouble people even in their adulthood. Although certain medication treatment is available for ADHD, there are numerous other ways through which it can be treated. Basic changes in diet and regular training & exercise combined with behavioural therapy can help children improve their concentration and control their anger.
Problems Faced By Children With ADHD Syndrome & Its Effect On Parents
Depending on the type of ADHD, inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive or combined, children are susceptible to symptoms like facing trouble while focusing on a task, inability to perform normal communication, forgetting daily chores, taking actions abruptly without thinking and much more. Not only this, but ADHD also limits a child’s ability to read and write, all of which can lead to frustration, distress and depression in children. As a result, they try to avoid tasks of daily life, perform poorly in their academics, refrain from socializing and are often left with a feeling of anger and loneliness. The extent of these symptoms may vary from one child to another causing hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention in varying degrees.
Seeing a child suffering while trying to perform a simple chore can never be easy for parents. Parenting is a big job in itself and ADHD adds to the challenge when they face difficulty in performing a simple task as making their child go to sleep or listening to numerous complaints coming from the school regarding their study or behaviour. Parents can overcome these challenges by making a few changes in their daily routine combined with enrolling their child in a behavioural assessment program.
Parenting Tip & IIAHP Programs To Help Children Gain Their Concentration
There are some ways through which ADHD can be cured that include medication, behavioural management and certain changes in the basic routine. Engaging the children in fun physical activities, sensory-motor training, confidence-building exercise and feeding them a nutritional diet are some basic strategies for treating ADHD. IIAHP follows a child-centric approach for the treatment of ADHD and incorporates everything from nutrition, training, to exercises. The aim is to enhance sensory-motor development in children and to strengthen their brains to execute basic tasks with complete focus, only through a change in diet and daily routine. IIAHP creates an environment of calmness, warmth, connection and support so that the children do not take it as a burden to participate in these programs.
Good nutrition to reduce ADHD symptoms
A well-devised nutritional plan developed as per the need of the children can be very effective in overcoming the effects of ADHD. Children with ADHD are often found deficient in important minerals like zinc, iron or magnesium. Following a diet that is rich in protein, carbohydrates and other necessary vitamins and minerals can improve symptoms almost as much as taking stimulant medication.
Exercising and participation in physical activities
Play and exercise are as important as a nutritious meal in the treatment of ADHD. Many special training and exercise programs are conducted that can help improve focus and attention in children. Good thing about training and exercise is that they do not come with any side effects and over time have shown visible improvement in the symptoms of ADHD. Activities like dancing, gymnastics, martial arts, skateboarding and team sports are also considered quite good for children with ADHD.
Sleep is important in treatment of ADHD
Many times, children with ADHD suffer from sleep deprivation which further worsens stress and frustration. Facilitating conditions that help the children sleep like setting a fixed time for it, turning off noises in the background, etc. can be quite effective in the treatment of ADHD.
Medication for ADHD Treatment
Although medication is available for the Treatment of ADHD, it does have a certain negative impact on the health of children. Medication when combined with other healthy habits can help children with ADHD.
Many parents have seen major improvement in their child’s behaviour after completion of their program at IIHAP Therapy Center. There are plenty of tailored programs for children with different types and levels of ADHD syndrome, each program personalized to meet the exact need of every child. To learn more about these programs, you can see our testimonial or contact us directly.