A Child’s World
Art Willans, Ph.D.
The most prevalent behavioral issue for school age children in this country is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. There has been considerable speculation as to reasons for the dramatic increase in the disorder over the last several decades. Most professionals would agree there are many contributing factors. Regardless of the reasons, ADHD affects the school performance of many children. Traditional psychotherapy and counseling have not proven effective in the treatment of ADHD. The reason is because ADHD does not result from an emotional or cognitive/behavioral disorder, instead it is a physiological disorder and therefore requires a physiological treatment. Medication, one form of physiological treatment, has proven to be a viable treatment choice. A Child’s World has a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who can prescribe and supervise medication treatment for ADHD. However, we frequently hear parents vocalize their reluctance to using medication with their children. It has also been our experience that many parents do not know of the other choices available for treating ADHD. There are other choices available including neurofeedback, which also addresses the physiological issues of the condition. A Child’s World has the equipment and expertise to treat ADHD with neurofeedback. Our therapists are also available to consult with parents regarding other forms of treatment for ADHD.