ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD: Deficits in the area of concentration, impulsivity, energy management, completion of tasks and retention of information are often exhibited by students with ADD/ADHD. With appropriate interventions, improvement can often can be seen and measured quickly. Programs such as FastForword® and Samonas®, Interactive Metronome® or the Learning Ears® program can help to calm impulses and essentially retrain a person who has such deficits.

Although it is essential to set individual goals for patients regardless of diagnosis, ADD/ADHD can also result from an undiagnosed auditory processing issue (see below). A screening for auditory processing problems can help professionals to better understand a student’s struggles and devise an individualized plan to get the best results.

 

Is This Your Child?
Inattention
  • often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities
  • often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities
  • often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
  • often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace
  • often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  • often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • often loses things necessary for tasks or activities
  • is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
  • is often forgetful in daily activities
Or…?
Hyperactivity
  • often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat
  • often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected
  • often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate
  • often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly
  • is often “on the go” or often acts as if “driven by a motor“
  • often talks excessively
Impulsivity
  • often blurts out answers before questions have been completed
  • often has difficulty awaiting turn
  • often interrupts or intrudes on others
*Based on current ADHD diagnosis (DSM-IV)
Each patient is an individual
with a unique set of
strengths and weaknesses
*Based on current ADHD diagnosis (DSM-IV)