Attention-Related Children’s Disorders

What are Attention-Related Children’s Disorders?

Attention-related children’s disorders include a variety of different conditions, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), and many others. These conditions are characterised by hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. While the causes of these conditions is relatively unknown, many treatments are focusing on dietary changes.

When should your child get a referral to a dietitian?

~ If your child has a poor relationship with food

~ If your child is a fussy eater

~ If your child has any nutritional deficiencies

~ If your child is underweight

~ If your child is overweight

~ If you would like to improve your child’s behaviour

~ If your child has any food intolerances (or foods that worsen their behaviour)

What are the benefits of involving a dietitian?

~ Improved nutritional status

~ Improved eating habits

~ Improvement in symptoms such as hyperactivity and impulsivity