Behavioral problems don’t always indicate a bad attitude or neurological disorder. Sometimes, problems in the classroom can be caused by something as simple as poor vision or trouble hearing. That’s why it’s important to keep up with your child’s wellness checks, and establish a rapport with their pediatrician. With their help, you can diagnose exactly what’s holding your child back and correct the problem.
At Indus Healthcare, with offices located in Pomona, West Covina, and Montclair, California, Dr. Amit Paliwal provides proactive pediatric care, including behavioral care for children who are struggling at school or at home.
The importance of wellness checks
Children are constantly growing and developing, which is why regular wellness checks are important. Routine visits to the pediatrician allow the doctor to monitor your child’s progress, identify potential problems, and establish a medical history.
Your child’s medical history is an important foundation for their future care. If something changes in their health or behavior, your pediatrician will be able to look back into their record to determine when the problem began, if there were any signs, and whether intervention is needed.
Diagnosing behavioral issues
If your child is having problems at home or school, it’s best to refer to your pediatrician first. At Indus Healthcare, our team has experience dealing with children of all ages, and can identify health problems and behavioral issues.
When dealing with children, it’s important not to jump to conclusions. A child that seems quiet or withdrawn might be suffering from a hearing problem, and one that struggles with lessons might just have trouble seeing the board due to poor vision. Many children don’t know that they’re at a disadvantage and don’t have the words to explain their problem.
If you suspect your child has an attention deficit or autism spectrum disorder, Dr. Paliwal will be able to rule out other possibilities and refer you to a specialist for a proper diagnosis.
It can take some time to properly diagnose your child, but there are many ways to approach a problem. Behavioral issues caused by disabilities like poor sight or hearing can be remedied using glasses or hearing aids, while developmental and behavioral disorders might require therapy and medication.
Is your child having behavioral problems? Informing your pediatrician is the first step to finding a solution. To schedule a wellness check, get in touch with the Indus team by calling the office closest to you, or visit the contact page for more information.