Attention Deficit Disorder is a neurological dysfunction. It is characterised by inattentiveness (ADD), hyperactivity and impulsivity (ADHD). Children are either diagnosed as predominately inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive or a combination of all three.
Possible symptoms that may suggest your child has ADD/ADHD may include:
Concentrates for short time periods only
Tendency to lose things
Inability to complete tasks
Difficulties in keeping still
Tendency to constantly touch and fiddle with things
Interrupts when others are speaking
Difficulties with completing homework (and does not know where to start)
Loses self control easily (e.g. has a tantrum over a small upset)
Difficulties with ‘delayed gratification’ (i.e. waiting for a reward)
Difficulties in learning by rote or memory (e.g. learning sight words or times tables)
Learning difficulties in Language, Literacy and Numeracy.
At the Speech Language & Literacy Clinic, we can help relieve some of the symptoms of ADD/ADHD through helping to equip your child with practical strategies, promoting greater self-confidence and more positive interactions with others. Our treatments are multi-modal, individualised and based on current evidence-based practice. We can help your child achieve greater success at school both academically and socially. We also work collaboratively with medical professionals and schools to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients and their families.
Please contact us for further information on how we may assist your child.