Pub­lic in­vited to free event dis­cussing how to help youth with ADHD, ADD

Serve Daily - - MERIT ACADEMY - By Kati Evans Merit Academy

ADHD is a com­mon be­hav­ioral dis­or­der that af­fects around 11 per­cent of school-aged chil­dren. Boys are about three times more likely than girls to be di­ag­nosed with it, though it’s not yet un­der­stood why.

Kids with ADHD act with­out think­ing, are hy­per­ac­tive and have trou­ble fo­cus­ing. They may un­der­stand what’s ex­pected of them but have trou­ble fol­low­ing through be­cause they can’t sit still, pay at­ten­tion or fo­cus on de­tails.

Join us for an even­ing of con­ver­sa­tion with Dr. Ron­ald Jones on Mon­day, March 27, at 7 p.m. at Merit Academy, 1440 W. Cen­ter, Springville. Dr. Jones is a pe­di­a­tri­cian whose prac­tice fo­cuses on help­ing youth with ADHD, ADD, de­pres­sion and so­cial and aca­demic chal­lenges.

Dr. Jones will dis­cuss ways the whole fam­ily can help your child find con­fi­dence and their per­sonal strengths even with chal­lenges such as ADHD. He will fo­cus on the tools and skills that par­ents and youth can learn to help them nav­i­gate through chal­leng­ing sit­u­a­tions.

Come learn about treat­ments from be­hav­ioral skills to med­i­ca­tions that can help your child find con­fi­dence and suc­cess. There will be a ques­tion and an­swer pe­riod at the end. This event is free and de­signed for the whole fam­ily.

Dr. Ron­ald Jones

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