ADHD services offered in Aiken, Hardeeville and Walterboro, SC and Augusta, GA


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects millions of children in the U.S. each year. Board-certified pediatrician Yvrose Valcourt, MD, and pediatric nurse practitioner Whitney Lutz, NP, understand the nuances and challenges of ADHD. With offices in Aiken, Hardeeville, and Walterboro, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia, the pediatric specialists work with you and your child to develop an effective management plan that meets their unique needs. Call the pediatric office nearest you or schedule an appointment online to learn more. Telehealth visits are also available.


What is ADHD?

ADHD is a medical condition that affects brain development, growth, and function. It can influence a child’s ability to concentrate, sit for long periods, and control impulses. Children with ADHD may struggle with school performance, maintaining friendships, and completing daily activities at home. 


Symptoms can last through adulthood, but seeking support now helps ensure your child has the tools to manage their symptoms and develop effective coping strategies.

How does ADHD show in children?

ADHD affects all children differently. With many types, ADHD can cause inattention, hyperactivity, and even less obvious symptoms, like anxiety. The three most common types of ADHD are:

Predominantly inattentive/distractible

This type makes it difficult for a child to maintain attention, organize tasks, manage time, and follow instructions.

Predominantly hyperactive/impulsive

Fidgeting, restlessness, and difficulty sitting still are hallmark signs of this ADHD type. Excessive talking and poor impulse control can also be signs in children.

Combined type

Children with this type experience inattentive and hyperactive symptoms. It’s the most common form in children.

Does ADHD have a root cause?

While the root cause of ADHD remains unknown, many factors can increase your child’s risk of developing the condition, including:


  • Genetics
  • Low birth weight
  • Premature birth
  • Brain injury
  • Tobacco and/or alcohol use during pregnancy
  • Lead exposure


If your pediatric specialist suspects your child has ADHD, they perform a physical exam and issue questionnaires to their caregivers, including parents, teachers, and childcare providers. They may also order additional testing to rule out other medical conditions.

My child has ADHD. What are the treatment options?

With many effective ADHD treatments, your Valcourt Pediatric Associates specialist tailors your child’s care plan to address their unique needs. They consider your child’s ADHD type, age, and specific symptoms when recommending treatment to ensure the appropriate interventions, which may include:


  • Behavioral therapy
  • Medication management
  • Dietary changes
  • Emotional support and guidance
  • Psychoeducational groups for children and parents
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Academic support


The pediatric practice takes a combination approach to care that may involve multiple treatments. They also coordinate with other specialists to ensure continuity of care and comprehensive support for your child. Call Valcourt Pediatric Associates or schedule an appointment online to learn more.