ADHD Help

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a “disruptive behavior disorder” characterized by inattention, hyperactivity or their combination. In those with ADD, the frontal cortex (surface) of the brain has more difficulty using glucose and less blood flow than in people without ADD. The frontal cortex inhibits impulses, initiates behavior, and controls working memory.

The question here is,  how can an individual get ADHD help?

Based on neuroscientific research, attention is a cognitive skill set that can be improved and developed. Neuroscience shows that—by targeting and stimulating the underactive region of the brain (prefrontal cortex) responsible for characteristics of inattention—attention can be strengthened.

The Brain Workshop brain training is proven to provide ADHD help as it addresses the core struggles of ADHD by strengthening three types of attention: sustained, selective and divided.

Attention/Sustained

What it does: Enables you to stay focused and on task for a sustained period of time

Common problems when this skill is weak: Lots of unfinished projects, jumping from task to task

Attention/Selective

What it does: Enables you to stay focused and on task despite distractions

Common problems when this skill is weak: Easily distracted

Attention/Divided

What it does: Enables you to remember information while doing two things at once

Common problems when this skill is weak: Difficulty multitasking, frequent mistakes

Our clients with ADHD report dramatic improvements in how they function in school, at work and in life, after receiving our ADHD help.Those  who test at or below the 50th percentile see improvements of 23 to 35 percentile points in cognitive skills after brain training.

Symptoms/Characteristics of ADHD/ADD

Hyperactivity includes:

  • Over activity
  • Fidgeting most of the time
  • Squirming in their seat
  • Purposeless or non-goal directed activity
  • Goes from one activity to another without

Distractibility includes:

  • Very distractible
  • Does not complete tasks
  • Lacks selective attention
  • Unable to concentrate (unless fascinated by a subject)
  • Tendency to daydream

Impulsivity includes:

  • Demands must be met immediately
  • Poor planners
  • Lack of organizational skills
  • Lack of self-control
  • Does things without thinking of consequences

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Schools treat ADHD with accommodations like removing distractions, reducing workload, or isolating students into quiet areas?  This may allow better performance temporarily, but it does nothing to develop the cognitive skill of attention.

The correct approach is the opposite of accommodations. Attention develops when a person performs a task requiring attention while exposed to structured distracting stimuli.  This designed intensity and distraction is at the core of cognitive skills training aimed at improving attention.

Unlike biofeedback or neurofeedback that simply identifies underactive brainwaves, cognitive training alters brain structure to strengthen cognitive function.

Can adults have ADHD ? Absolutely, ADHD is NOT limited to children, it is quite prevalent in in adults but few adults are diagnosed with it.

Assessment

The Brain Workshop provides a professional cognitive skills evaluation using the Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities, Woodcock Johnson Test of Achievement and/or the Gray Oral Reading Test to pinpoint the exact cause of learning problems. The tests measure all cognitive skills – including memory, processing speed, visual and auditory processing, logic and reasoning, and attention. In people with ADD/ADHD, the weakest cognitive skills are attention (divided, sustained and/or selective), although other areas may suffer as well.

Children and adults with ADHD deserve the opportunity to overcome the limitations this disorder presents. Appropriate brain training, not accommodation, creates that opportunity.

If you or someone you love is impacted by ADHD, don’t settle for simply masking the symptoms. By strengthening core brain skills, you can dramatically and permanently improve the way the brain functions—and most importantly, the way the brain pays attention—for children and adults with ADHD.

Contact us NOW to schedule an assessment 04 32 75 075/ info@thebrainworkshop.com

 

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