ADHD and Behavioural Issues
Is your child showing signs of ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in their behaviour?
Would you say they simply are not complying with or following your instructions and having trouble accepting the situation when things don’t go their way?
In Adelaide, Attuned Psychology helps families understand and manage ADHD and behavioural issues in children.
Early childhood ADHD and behavioural problems
We have worked with parents experiencing a range of behavioural issues in their children.
Commonly, these parents tell us their child seems demanding or shows a need to control their surroundings, often arising from a need to feel a sense of predictability and safety.
In our experience, these issues will commonly manifest in early childhood as your child has difficulty learning to follow your lead or instruction.
In these situations, your child can also need time to adjust once they are in broader settings such as kindergarten or school where there are different rules and expectations.
Understanding and managing behaviour
When you choose to work with our team of child psychologists, we will explain how behavioural issues are often linked with difficulties in emotional regulation.
You will also learn how much undesirable behaviour stems from your child not having grasped socially acceptable ways of managing their emotional responses yet.
So, our results-focussed therapy will start by working on emotional regulation, and then move on to identifying ways your child can better manage.
You do not need any referrals for this work and we welcome you to contact us directly on 08 8361 7008 or [email protected], so we can explore the best way to tailor an approach to your specific needs.08 8361 7008 [email protected]
Our preference is to speak with you because that helps us pair you with the most appropriate psychologist while avoiding a number of emails going back and forth. However, we are happy to communicate with you using either method. And for your convenience, we are here in person after hours until 9pm Monday to Thursday, and on Saturday until 2pm - or feel free to leave a voicemail message if calling outside those times. We look forward to hearing from you.