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Understanding ADHD In Your Child

Understanding ADHD is key to helping your child thrive after diagnosis. If you have a child with ADHD in Monmouth County Dr. Alison Smoller at Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey is double board-certified and specializes in developmental disorders, including ADHD.

Children with ADHD in Monmouth County and their parents benefit from this specialty when it comes to local care. Because all pediatricians may not recognize the signs of ADHD and understand how to navigate care as accurately as a specialist who is specifically trained and has extensive experience.


Steps To Take After ADHD Diagnosis For Your Child: 

  • Use easy-to-understand terms to explain the diagnosis and be reassuring. Let them know that the diagnosis means that they can receive the help they need to feel better. 

  • Talk to their school, daycare, and key adults in their life that will need this information to give additional support and understanding. Depending on your child's age you may need to collaborate with a guidance counselor and their teacher to come up with an individual education plan. 

  • Go over any literature your child’s doctor has provided about schedules, nutrition, and ways you can support and understand your child with ADHD. 

  • Understand that ADHD can be a broad term and there are different types. Your child's ADHD journey is their own. Find what works for your child to thrive. 


Children in Monmouth County with ADHD may benefit from play dates and support groups with like-minded parents and peers who have similar struggles. 

If you need help understanding ADHD for your child in Monmouth County developmental pediatrician Dr. Alison Smoller at Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey is here for you and your child. We proudly serve patients from all over the state of New Jersey including Pennsylvania. You may be surprised at the level of care, amount of resources, and positive outlook available for your child. Remember, a diagnosis is not a bad thing. If you reached the point where you are seeking developmental testing for your child it is because you recognized they need the help. The diagnosis provides that help for them to thrive.

Schedule your child’s appointment at Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey to learn more about how you can help them with their ADHD, (732) 660-0220.


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