Should My Child Have a Behavioral Consultation?
By Pediatric Associates of Wellesley
October 12, 2021

Does your child behave in ways you just can't understand, which causes unnecessary stress in your family? They might have a behavioral disorder that could impact how well they interact with others. Thankfully, our pediatrician professionals in Medfield or Weston, MA, can provide parents with the help they need. Here at Pediatric Associates of Wellesley, we can assess your child's behaviors and develop a solution that makes sense for you and your child.

Some Children Have Behavior Disorders

Behavior disorders include disruptive behavior that lasts for six months or longer. They affect a child in all aspects of their life, including home, school, and social interactions. They can develop in just about any child and may be related to genetics, interactions with parents, and much more. A few of the most common behavioral disorders experienced include:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Hyperactive Personality Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Defiant Personality Disorder

The severity of these disorders varies on a case-by-case basis. For instance, ADD may be easily treatable for some children but not for others. And Defiant Personality Disorder may cause a child to act aggressively towards parents and all other authority figures. In this situation, a behavioral consultation may be precisely what your child needs.

When You Need a Consultation

A behavior consultation lets a pediatrician in Weston, MA, or Medfield examine your child's behavioral issues. Specialists carefully watch a child, interact with them, and gauge what disorders they may possess. They also watch parents see ways that they might reinforce these actions.

Often, parents don't realize that they contribute to a child's issues and need redirection and training themselves. Thankfully, Consultation gives parents and children a better insight into the roots of these behaviors. It also helps them understand the extent of their severity and come up with a care plan.

For instance, a pediatrician may find that the child singles out a specific parent when behaving poorly. They may crave attention from this parent and use poor behaviors to get interaction. Or a child's poor school performance may be connected to hyperactivity disorders that make it hard for them to sit still for long. Whatever the problem, good consultation can identify it and create a beneficial care option.

Get the Help You Need

If you think your child needs behavior consultation, you need to work with a pediatrician that you can trust. Thankfully, we at Pediatric Associates of Wellesley can help you. Our team of professionals will assess your child's behavior and create a care package that makes sense. You can call our Weston office at (781) 736-0040 or our Medfield office at (508) 359-9200 to learn more.