Managing the behavior and emotional health of a child with ADHD can be challenging for a parent. In many communities, parents of ADHD children are working together to develop social networks and support groups, offering ideas and perspectives on the developmental complication.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, is a challenging complication in our children. Many child psychiatrists today are encouraging parents to involve their child in the management of the disorder by exposing the child to other children with the same disorder and also engaging in educational opportunities. As a result, workshops designed to teach and educate ADHD children have become increasingly more common.
A workshop that may be one of the most significant in your ADHD child’s life is a program called the Demystification Workshop. Designed to educate children between the ages of seven and 12, the Demystification Workshop educates the child about their ADHD condition and provides information on treatments and how they impact their health and well-being. The program will teach your child about the definitions of attention, impulsivity, and over activity and how there are psychological complications that arise out of these conditions of ADHD.
Once your child is educated the underlying cause and origin of the ADHD and the diagnostic process, the next step in the Demystification Workshop involves the education on treatment. Teaching children, in age-appropriate terms, about the use of medications and therapy, in the management of ADHD, often improves compliance in their own treatment program. In the case of the Demystification Workshop, knowledge is powerful. When an ADHD child is provided with the knowledge on the condition and the treatment options, they often feel in more control and are more apt to engage in their own treatment more readily.
Open discussions and Q&A sessions are also part of the ADHD treatment program. It is during open discussion periods that children in this age group are permitted to ask questions about ADHD. Often, during the Q & A, children will ask questions about the condition that are often myths or issues that they have heard in passing from doctors, parents or other children. The discussion period is one of the most enlightening for children as well as their parents.
When considering the treatment options for an ADHD child, it is important to inquire about programs that involve education and social networking for your ADHD child. Using Demystification Workshops, many parents are supporting their children through their own educational process about their disorder and how it can be managed for a more productive life.