Not all of a toddler’s behavior is necessarily tied to normal childhood activity. But how is a parent supposed to know when they have a particularly strong-willed child or are dealing with a behavioral disorder? When should a parent be concerned about their toddler’s behavior? High Desert Pediatrics offers behavioral assessments to help parents answer these very questions.
Early Signs of Behavioral Disorders
Children learn how to interact with the world through experimentation. It takes years for a child to develop the self-control, perception and analytical skills that make socializing enjoyable for everyone. And many stages of a child’s development are them learning how to work in the world. This involves being taught that some behavior isn’t acceptable.
But what if your child simply can’t sit still or pay attention? Are they energetic or suffering from a sleep disorder? Behavioral assessments allow a board-certified pediatrician to observe your child, talk to you and help you determine if intervention is needed to ensure your child’s health.
Diagnosing Child Behavior
Defiant behavior, social adjustment issues, ADHD, anxiety and other behavioral disorders can show up early in life. And the sooner a parent is aware of the problem, the sooner they can seek appropriate treatment for their toddler. Pediatricians help by addressing parental concerns regarding childhood development and behavior and we’ll make appropriate referrals for further evaluation and management.
Not only does our individualized approach to care give us the ability to help tailor treatment to your family and child, but we coordinate with psychiatrists and therapists to ensure your child’s health remains good. Contact us today for an appointment or call to ask your behavioral questions!