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Does your child show signs of ADHD?

Find out more about how ADHD screenings and support services.

W. Mark Posey, Ph.D.
W. Mark Posey, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist,
Certified School Psychologist III, Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics

There are three types of ADHD: inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, or combined. Typically, children who may have ADHD seem very disorganized, are impulsive, have difficulty sitting still very long, always seem to be moving (even when sitting), interrupt conversations frequently, are forgetful, and seem to be easily distracted. Symptoms often look like other medical, behavioral, and emotional issues. Therefore, we highly recommend that you have your child diagnosed by a physician.

Research has consistently shown that medication and behavioral modification together represent the best manner of treatment. I often tell parents that the medication should not be thought of as "making" their children behave, but putting them in a mode in which they are better able to receive instruction and direction. The great news is that ADHD is very treatable, and much success can be found when the people in the child's life work together. If you would like to have your child tested, please call the University of South Carolina School of Medicine's Dunbar ADHD Program at 803-935-5343.