If you suspect that your child may have ADHD, an associated learning disorder, or another mental health concern, ranging from anxiety to a mood difficulty, you likely have many questions. The Affinity Center wants to help you receive an accurate diagnosis and learn the causes for your child’s difficulties in school, or in social and family relationships. We know that answering these questions is the critical first step toward relieving your concerns. We also realize that various diagnoses can bring confusion about what it all means for your child and family. Regardless of your reaction, you will need time and guidance to have all of your questions answered.
First, we want you to know that you are not alone. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder in North America and is also the most studied childhood psychiatric disorder. With appropriate treatment, many children with ADHD overcome the challenges presented by the disorder. A variety of treatments exist to help manage the condition, including counseling, behavioral therapy, coaching, and/or medication.
Second, we want to help you understand the many issues surrounding ADHD today. For example, how is ADHD different from and similar to a mood disorder? What about having a combination of learning issues and mental health issues? These are questions The Affinity Center clinical team manages on a daily basis.
The Affinity Center is dedicated to helping children and families affected by learning disorders, ADHD, and other mental and emotional difficulties. We offer individualized treatment, educational testing, consultation, support, and ongoing management programs to meet your child’s needs and to help him or her get on the right track toward success.