Yes, hyperactive kids can become “normal” with appropriate interventions and support. Hyperactivity is often a symptom of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about 5-10% of school-aged children.
Treatment for ADHD typically involves a combination of medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes. Medications such as stimulants (e.g., Ritalin, Adderall) can help reduce hyperactivity and improve attention and impulse control. Behavioral therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and parent training, can teach children coping skills and improve their social and academic functioning. Lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise and healthy sleep habits, can also help manage ADHD symptoms.
With appropriate treatment, many children with ADHD can experience significant improvement in their symptoms and functioning. However, it is important to remember that every child is unique, and the effectiveness of treatment can vary from child to child. It is important to work closely with healthcare providers to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets the child’s specific needs.