There are specific ways you can help your child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) succeed. Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about behavioral therapy for a child with ADHD.
Most experts recommend using both behavioral therapy and medication to treat ADHD depending on the age of the child. This is known as a multimodal treatment approach.
There are many forms of behavioral therapy, but all have a common goal—to change the child’s physical and social environments to help him improve his attention and activity.
Behavioral therapy has 3 basic principles.
Under this approach, parents, teachers, and other caregivers learn better ways to work with and relate to a child with ADHD. You will learn how to set and enforce rules, help your child understand what he needs to do, use discipline effectively, and encourage desired behavior. Your child will learn better ways to control his...