Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (aka ADD or ADHD) is a condition that affects approximately 10% of children in the United States. At Kids First, our physicians have a great deal of experience in diagnosing and treating ADHD. We use standardized tools to establish the diagnosis and have a multifaceted approach to management. These visits are scheduled for extended time to allow us to provide detailed guidance and education for the family and child, as well as to answer all of their questions. We discuss the nature of the condition, a range of management options from behavior therapy, tutoring and other accommodations at home and school, as well as medication options. If medication is correct for a child, we schedule regular follow up visits to ensure that dosages are adjusted to achieve optimal improvement based on the family’s goals, and to closely monitor for any potential side effects.