ADD/ADHD Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can differ from person to person and can cause difficulty regulating activity level, inhibiting behavior, and attending to tasks resulting in:

  • School & academic problems
  • Struggles at home
  • Problems with peers and in the community

Behavior Analysts can help individuals with ADD and ADHD using evidence-based treatments that will allow children diagnosed with these disorders to learn ways to better deal with the difficulties they experience and find methods that help them to be successful across all their daily environments. Behavioral interventions for ADD and ADHD include making adjustments in the environment to promote more successful academic achievement, better follow through with home responsibilities and improved social interactions.

Behavior Analysts can provide parent training on establishing and managing daily schedules and routines, as well as how to respond to the behavioral challenges commonly seen in children with these disorders. Behavior Analysis services can also be provided in school settings to train educators on development and implementation of classroom-wide and individualized behavior management plans.

Using behavior management techniques is considered to be an essential part of any successful ADD/ADHD treatment program for children. The use of these procedures can often ensure that children are served in less restrictive educational settings, when behavioral interventions are carried out correctly.