The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest 11 percent of American children, ages 4-17, have AD/HD. If your child has been diagnosed with AD/HD, you’re in good company.
Students with AD/HD typically struggle with some or all of the following:
- Excessive activity
- Day dreaming
- Inflexible thinking (stubbornness)
- Following directions
- Keeping up with peers in the classroom
- Staying seated and not being disruptive
- Remembering to bring the right materials home from school
- Planning ahead for large projects & getting things done on time
- Completing writing tasks
- Detail errors in math and other academic tasks
- Completing assignments on time
- Remembering to turn in homework
As a result, while often very bright, they might earn poor grades, or have to put forth excessive effort to maintain acceptable grades.
Sound familiar? Take a deep breath, because we can help.
At The Family & Learning Center, we create solutions that help students with AD/HD succeed in school and in life. We focus on developing stronger Executive Function Skills—which help students learn how to plan ahead, sequence and monitor their behaviors, and exercise cognitive flexibility so they can better adapt to change.
Our program starts with an Executive Function survey that allows us to get a sense of how the child sees themselves, as well as how their parent(s) sees them. Then, we equip students with time management, planning and organization skills, and practical tools that help them find the motivation to tackle unappealing tasks in a timely manner and kick procrastination to the curb.
With our help, students with AD/HD gain a sense of belonging. They realize they’re not alone in their struggle and they learn strategies for approaching schoolwork, and life in general, in an orderly and efficient manner.
Sound appealing? We invite you to learn more about how we can help your child get focused.