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ADHD Specialist

ALIVE Education Management & Services

ABA Therapy and Student Concierge Services for Unique Learners located in Beverly Hills, CA and Woodland Hills, CA

If an individual seems to have trouble sitting still, or if their attention span is shorter than others of their age, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be the underlying cause. To improve a student’s performance in school with ADHD, Los Angeles-based behavior analyst Shannon Stanford, EdD, BCBA, and the experienced team offer individualized plans using applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy and other approaches at ALIVE Education Management & Services in Beverly Hills and Woodland Hills, California. To set up an initial assessment and consultation for ADHD treatment, call ALIVE Education Management & Services or request an appointment online today.


What is ADHD?

As one of the most common psychological disorders affecting children and adolescents, ADHD can have a major impact on both school performance and home life. 

ADHD affects many adults, too, but some people who were diagnosed during childhood or adolescence no longer experience symptoms once they reach adulthood. Others have symptoms that change as they age. 

ADHD symptoms can affect a person’s learning abilities, school performance, or performance in other areas. ALIVE Education Management & Services gives you the resources you need to manage ADHD and reduce its effects in all settings of life. 

What are some common signs and symptoms of ADHD?

ADHD symptoms appear in two categories. Some people have symptoms that are more hyperactive in nature, some have symptoms that are more inattentive in nature, and others have a combination of both types. 

During a personalized assessment, providers look for these symptoms of ADHD:

  • Trouble focusing on lectures, conversations, and reading material
  • Lots of careless mistakes on the job or with schoolwork
  • Trouble listening to or comprehending information
  • Avoiding tasks that require one’s full attention
  • Losing things frequently
  • Being easily distracted
  • Lots of fidgeting
  • Excessive talking
  • Trouble staying seated
  • Finishing others’ thoughts or sentences
  • Trouble with waiting or taking turns
  • Always running around, climbing, roughhousing, etc. 
  • Impulsiveness

To make sure an ADHD diagnosis is accurate, ALIVE Education Management & Services performs a detailed assessment that can take up to three visits to complete. They also gather information from the people who interact with the individual daily, like teachers, school administrators, parents, and caregivers. 

While ALIVE Education Management & Services doesn’t provide official diagnoses, they can make referrals to local, trusted professionals who do. 

How can I manage my ADHD symptoms?

ALIVE Education Management & Services offers a variety of concierge home- and school-based services, all led by a former educator, to help individuals manage the symptoms that come with ADHD. They match each person with a therapist who complements them and can meet their needs in a distinctive way. This therapist works with them to improve:

  • Life skills
  • Organization skills in their natural environment 
  • Executive functioning skills
  • Learning and academic performance

One form of therapy that ALIVE Education Management & Services often uses to modify or improve ADHD symptoms and behaviors is called applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy. This approach uses positive reinforcement to help reduce the specific behaviors that affect school performance and success in social settings. 

With ABA therapy, therapists work with individuals to develop social and learning skills for better attention and less hyperactivity. Alongside medication management, this approach is often highly successful in treating kids and adolescents with either form of ADHD. 

To learn more about ADHD and the therapies available to treat it, call ALIVE Education Management & Services or request an appointment online today.