ADD / ADHD
Communication and Behavioral symptoms of ADD and ADHD which can be helped through intervention:
- Doesn’t always listen when spoken to. Often daydreaming
- Limited attention in play
- Reduced attention to detail. Avoids activities which require sustained attention.
- In school, may not always follow instructions, which may lead to embarrassment when identified by the teacher
- The child often leaves his/her seat at inappropriate times (lunch, classroom)
- Exhibits annoying behaviors that may be distracting to others (tapping pencil, humming), and lead to social rejection
- Excessive talking; difficulty “getting to the point”.
- Impulsivity in conversation, blurts out answers in class, and frequently interrupts others
- Difficulty waiting for his/her turn
- Difficulty in modifying behavior to fit group situations.
- Difficulty transitioning from one task to another due to inattention and disorganization, resulting in lagging behind, and isolatiing from group.
- May have difficulty expressing self in a fluent train of thought.
These and symptoms of executive function disorder can be assessed and helped through our services:
- Reduced auditory attention
- Reduced working memory and concentration
- Reduced follow through of multi-step commands
- Disorganized; frequently looses and forgets things
- Difficulty making decisions
- Difficulty getting started and/or putting closure to tasks
- Difficulty with written formulation of ideas, despite good command of the material
- Either slow and deliberate completing homework, or fast and careless
- Easily distracted
- Excellent attention, but varies according to interest in subject or activity
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